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Call for Papers! | CEFGroup Sustainable Finance and Accounting Symposium | Otago Business School

Call for Papers

There has been a growing appetite for green finance in the entire financial system. Organisations around the world are shifting quickly to incorporate sustainable practices across all of their investments, services and strategies, driving benefits for society as a whole.

The Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup) welcomes submissions of papers for its fourth academic symposium. We welcome papers in all areas of Sustainable Finance and Accounting, such as, but not limited to, topics in climate finance, carbon markets, sustainable investing, greenwashing, sustainability disclosures, and net-zero commitments.

Download the CEFGroup Sustainable Finance and Accounting Symposium Call for Papers 

Abstracts are being invited for the following topics:

  • Sustainable Finance and Financial and Capital Market Law
  • Corporate Governance, ESG and investors’ practices
  • Investments and fair transitions: implications of human rights and environmental due dilligence requirements on soft and hard law globally.


  • Two $500 Prizes for the Best Papers in Sustainable Finance – Sponsored by CFA New Zealand
  • $1,000 Prize for the Best Paper in Sustainable Investing – Sponsored by INFINZ

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2023

Notification of Acceptance (Latest): 15 September 2023

Paper Submission

Please submit the full paper to CEFGroup@otago.ac.nz by 31 August 2023. Please indicate if you are a PhD student and if your attendance will be virtual or in-person in the email.

Areas of Special Interest

We welcome submissions from all relevant disciplines employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Areas of Special InterestAreas of Special Interest
Application of machine learning to Energy and climate financeSustainable Fixed Income
BiodiversityGreen taxonomies
Carbon pricing and carbon marketsGreenwashing
Climate risk, stress testing and scenario analysisImpact Investing
Impacts of climate changeNet-zero commitments and strategies
Sustainable InvestingSurveys related to sustainable finance
Sustainable finance educationSurveys related to sustainable finance
Green innovationSustainability Reporting Disclosures

Symposium Dates

Thursday 30th November – Friday, 1st December 2023

*Hybrid option available for Non-AU/NZ Attendees

Registration Fee

Registration for the symposium will open after the paper acceptance decisions are communicated in mid-September. A hybrid option is available for non-AU/NZ presenters and all attendees. Fee options (for non-Otago staff/students) are as follows:

PhD Student Rate:NZD 100NZD 100
Academic Rate:NZD 250NZD 100
Attendance Only;NZD 250Free

*Note online presentation is only available to non-AU/NZ presenters.

Symposium Venue

Lecture Room 1.17

Otago Business School

60 Clyde Street, Dunedin 9016

New Zealand