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Invitation and Call for Papers: SHoF-Misum Conference on Sustainable Finance

The Swedish House of Finance (SHoF) and Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) are pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Sustainable Finance” on August 20-21, 2018, in Stockholm.

Conference theme
The conference will bring together leading academics with practitioners and policymakers to discuss recent research on a broad array of topics on sustainable finance. The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes keynote panels by:

  • Harrison Hong, Columbia Business School, 
  • Alex Edmans, London Business School
  • Adair Morse, University of California Berkeley
  • Laura Starks, University of Texas Austin

The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion. 

Call for papers
For the second day of the conference, we invite authors to submit high-quality research on financial and economic issues relating to sustainability and finance, including (but not limited to) such topics as: 

  • Stakeholders and sustainability: the purpose of business
  • Corporate social responsibility & sustainable governance
  • Sustainable investment and entrepreneurship in the innovation economy
  • Impact investing
  • Intersections of finance and labor sustainability
  • Climate and environmental risk management
  • Sustainability in gig economy models of the firm
  • Utility over externalities in financial decision-making
  • Sustainability in financial systems: stability and crises 
  • Socially responsible investment & sustainable indexing 

Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. SHoF-MISUM will provide accommodation as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for presenting authors and discussants.

Paper submission
Interested authors should e-mail their paper in Acrobat PDF format to Elisabeth Kempe, (elisabeth.kempe@hhs.se) no later than March, 1, 2018.

SHoF invites interested researchers, journalists, and practitioners to attend the conference. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Elisabeth Kempe, (elisabeth.kempe@hhs.se) to reserve a seat. There is no fee for the conference. However, attendance is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Organizing committee
Adair Morse (UC Berkeley, and NBER) and Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR).

Sponsored by TORSTEN SÖDERBERGS STIFTELSE and MFS – Mistra Financial Systems

START TIME: Mon, 20 August 2018 9:00 am

END TIME: Tue, 21 August 2018 4:00 pm

LOCATION: IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16 and Swedish House of Finance, Drottninggatan 98, Stockholm



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