We invite you to submit extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers* by the deadline of 31 January 2022 by emailing these to SFASymposium@westminster.ac.uk
* Extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers will be considered for the conference program with the understanding that they will be finished by the time of the conference.
All entrant submissions will be informed of the outcome before or by 25 March 2022.
One of the fastest-growing segments of the asset management sector is the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing segment. According to Bloomberg estimates, investments in ESG assets may reach $53 trillion by 2025 which represents a third of the global assets under management (AUM).
The forthcoming meeting's theme will focus on climate finance. Recently, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate risk exposure, and other related metrics on sustainability, ESG and responsible investing has gained momentum. Climate finance has attracted attention from investors, regulators, fund managers, businesses, corporations, financial services and accounting bodies. The symposium will examine a wide range of key finance, data analytics and accounting topics, ranging from sustainable investments, asset pricing, corporate finance, financial econometrics, forecasting, fund management, market sentiment, sustainable development, thematic investing, financial reporting, accounting standards, taxation to big data and data analytics. Submissions in all areas of finance, data analytics and accounting are encouraged. Submissions exploring how sustainable investments affect investors’ expectations on risk and returns and decision-making will be particularly welcome.
Academic Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Gireesh Shrimali, Social Science Research Scholar, Precourt, Institute of Energy, Stanford, USA.
Industry Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Ryan Jude, Director, Green Finance Institute, London, UK