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Sustainable Finance and Governance Conference

Join this conference to bring together practitioners and academics for discussions on Sustainable Finance and Governance.

  • 27 May 2022, 9.00am to 27 May 2022, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Room to be confirmed, University of Bath
  • Price: £80.00 (GBP)

About the conference

Society is increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. Naturally, this growing awareness has implications for financial markets and the way firms are managed. In turn, this opens up several avenues for interesting and potentially impactful research questions around the theme of sustainable finance and governance. How do companies manage their exposure to environmental risk? What are the characteristics of sustainable investments? How can one measure sustainability? These are some of the interesting research questions.

This one-day workshop provides a platform for researchers to connect and exchange ideas on the theme of sustainable finance and governance. The workshop is a unique collaboration across three institutions: University of Bath, University of Liverpool and Loughborough University. Its aim is to bring together practitioners and academics with diverse backgrounds and discuss issues related, but not limited, to:

  • Corporate social responsibility and investment
  • Green finance
  • Sustainable disclosure and greenwashing
  • Corporate governance and financial decision making
  • Sustainable assets
  • Carbon footprints of cryptocurrencies and digital finance
  • Risk management and ESG
  • Environmental risk and incentives

Submit you paper

Papers for the conference are to be submitted via email to:

Please use the subject heading: Bath Conference on “Sustainable Finance and Governance”. In your submissions, please indicate who is going to attend and present the paper and indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for publication in the European Financial Management (EFM).

Each participant may present at most one paper but can co-author more than one paper in the programme. In addition, each presenting author will discuss another paper.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission: Friday 11 March 2022
  • Authors will be notified by: Friday 25 March 2022
  • Presenting author registration deadline: Friday 8 April 2022
  • Conference date: Friday 27 May 2022

Please direct any queries about the event to:

Publication opportunities

A special issue of the European Financial Management (EFM) will be published on Sustainable Finance and Governance. Guest Editor is Stylianos Asimakopoulos (University of Bath). The Special Issue will consist of selected and extended papers presented at the conference. Authors are invited to submit research papers electronically via the EFMA website indicating if your paper should be considered for the EFM Special Issue in 'Sustainable Finance and Governance'. Papers will be reviewed following normal EFM standards.

About the Department of Economics, University of Bath

The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Bath. University of Bath is consistently highly ranked in national league tables.

Detailed information about the city of Bath is available from Visit Bath.

Conference programme

The full conference programme will be confirmed closer to the date.

Keynote speaker

Professor Jens Hagendorff, King’s College London


This conference is partially sponsored by the University of Bath and American College of Greece.

Conference founders

  • Stylianos Asimakopoulos, University of Bath, UK
  • Chardin Wese Simen, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrew Vivian, Loughborough University, UK

Conference price

  • Registration fee£80.00 (GBP)


The conference venue is to be confirmed.

Room to be confirmed University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

For further information, please contact Stylianos Asimakopoulos.