Environmental Finance for the Common Good – Call for papers

Starts: 31 March 2022, 12:30
Finishes: 1 April 2022, 15:30
Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

Dr Ellen Pei-Yi Yu is organising a hybrid workshop on the theme of “Environmental Finance for the Common Good”. This workshop is co-funded by the Money Macro and Finance Society (MMF) and the Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London.

This workshop will take place at Birkbeck College on Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April 2022, with simultaneous streaming as an online interactive event. We expect papers to be presented on-campus. If the health situation does not permit group gathering, the workshop will be converted into a virtual event.

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Aim and Topics

This workshop aims to understand the investment implications of environmental and social factors across different economies to achieve greater common good. No country can afford to ignore the financial risks of climate change. The workshop will focus on various topics in environmental finance but aim to include studies from industrial countries and middle- and low-income countries.

It provides a platform for all people working on environmental finance issues to discuss the latest insights and foster dialogue between academics and practitioners. The voice from “non-industrial countries” is often unheard. We hope to encourage diverse voices and promote positive change for all through this workshop.

Call For Papers 

We invite submissions of papers that focus on environmental finance, including research on sustainable investment, green finance, from all relevant stakeholders active in environmental markets. In particular, we encourage contributions from non-industrial countries. We welcome all aspects of research on the following topics but are not limited to:

  • How firms respond to ESG issues
  • How to build resilience to climate change impact in developing countries
  • To identify emerging ESG issues from corporate sustainability disclosure
  • Investing for impact
  • ESG investing and integration
  • Responsible investment: Exploring the social dimension of ESG
  • Capital allocation to improve the sustainability of investments
  • How to finance the environmental transition in developing economies
  • The impact of green banks in mobilizing investments

Submission is open from 1st December 2021 and will close on 20th February 2022. 

Submit your full paper to https://efcg2022.sciencesconf.org/

The paper selection will represent a balanced view between industrial and non-industrial studies. Papers will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to be available to serve as discussants. The final program will be made available by March 15th 2022.

Public event

In addition to the workshop, an evening public event on the same theme of “Environmental Finance for the Common Good” will be scheduled on Thursday, March 31st. The event will be open to the public and streamed to online participants.

The public event will allow scholars, practitioners, and the public to engage, network, learn, and discuss the latest insights on environmental finance. 


Registration for attendees of the workshop and/or the evening public event is free but mandatory.

Registration is open until March 29th 2022. Please register on our website.

Important dates:

  • Submissions open: December 1st 2021 GMT
  • Submissions close: February 20th 2022 GMT
  • Decisions on acceptance: February 28th 2022 GMT
  • Registration Deadline accepted author: March 7th 2022 GMT
  • Registration for attendees is free but mandatory. It is open until March 29th 2022

For further information about the workshop or the call for papers, please contact Dr. Ellen Yu at Birkbeck College, ellen.yu@bbk.ac.uk

The MMF is happy to cover travel costs on a first-come first-served basis of UK academic attendees, who cannot obtain funding from their employers.

Sponsoring Institutions 

The Money Macro and Finance Society, United Kingdom
Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom