Call for Papers – Sustainability, Climate Change and Financial Innovation

The Sustainable Financial Innovation Research Centre, University of Birmingham, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University and European Financial Management are inviting authors to submit papers for a two-day conference that will be held at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 25-26, 2022.

The international conference will provide a timely debate on sustainability and financial innovation in financial markets.

Financial innovation has changed the landscape of capital market structures and plays a fundamental role in developing new instruments that could have potential in funding critical sustainability solutions e.g. Green and Blue Bonds and Social/Sustainability-based Bonds. For instance, the cumulative market value of Green Bonds issuance to date is US$1.185 trillion. On the other hand, there has been an increasing pressure from stakeholders on greater transparency on climate risks towards a policy intervention to make climate risk-related disclosure mandatory. Therefore, climate change has indeed implications for financial markets. One the other hand, the rise of financial technology gives a greater scope for financial innovation leading to a rise in regulatory technology and, carbon pricing and surveillance systems. The interaction between regtech and fintech gives rise to new research areas to better understand the causes and consequences of sustainability-innovation nexus around the world.

Deadline for submission to the conference is July 15th, 2022.

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