Call for Papers: The 2022 Conference on “CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets”

Conference dates

09 Nov 2022 - 10 Nov 2022


Chicago, IL


Call for Papers
The 2022 Conference on “CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets”

November 9-10, 2022, Chicago, IL

Sponsored by: DePaul University, Greenleaf Advisors, and Global Finance Journal

The Conference on “CSR, the Economy and Financial Market” rotates its meetings among the host cities of Chicago, Düsseldorf and Tokyo. For its 2022 meetings, it is scheduled to return to Chicago, November 9-10. The conference is designed to promote and encourage research and dialogue with regard the economic effects of corporate social responsibility. The 2022 meetings aim to emphasize papers dealing with climate risk and its pricing.

The conference will be devoted to presentations of academic papers dealing with the topic. It will also include keynote addresses, panel-discussions and presentations by key corporate executives, policy and investment professionals for the benefit of practitioners.

We invite the submission of theoretical or empirical papers that deal with the effects of CSR from a purely economic perspective, a financial management view, or a markets vantage. Papers dealing with CSR reporting and disclosure are also invited. At the author's discretion, accepted papers will qualify for a fast-track review for possible publication in a special issue of the Global Finance Journal with the journal's submission fee waived.

The topics relevant to the conference include but are not limited to theoretical and empirical papers dealing with:

Climate risk and pricing
Carbon pricing
Role of banks, institutional investors, and financial markets in CSR and carbon pricing
Effects of CSR on valuation, performance, cost of capital, funding and capital structure
Corporate governance and CSR
Risk management and CSR
CSR reporting and disclosure
CSR activities and the economy, both at the macro and micro levels.

Organization: The conference will have a workshop format to allow for extensive discussion and feedback. Accordingly, only a small number of papers will be accepted for presentation. The conference is scheduled to take place at the offices of Northern Trust in downtown Chicago with its keynote address to be delivered by Robert Litterman of Kepos Capital.

IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for submission of papers is July 31, 2022. Accept/reject decisions will be sent by August 31, 2022.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: All submissions and communications should be sent to .

Original and completed manuscripts in English, and in PDF format, should begin with a title page that includes the names, e-mail addresses, and affiliations of all authors as well as a 200-word abstract and key words. A blinded copy of the paper should also accompany the submission in the form of a PDF file.


Giorgio Bertinetti, Ca’Foscari University
Audra Boone, Texas Christian University
Pierre Chollet, Montpellier University
Otgontssetseg Erhemjamts, Bentley University
Iraj Fooladi, Dalhousie University
Sadok El Ghoul, Univerity of Albetra
Stuart Gillan, University of Georgia
Martin Glaum, WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management
Omrane Guedhami, University of South Carolina
Souad Lajili-Jarjir, Universite Paris Est Creteil
Vikas Mehrotra, University of Alberta
Lukas Roth, University of Alberta
Antonio Salvi, University of Turin
Henri Servaes, London Business School
Yoko Shirasu, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
Takafumi Sasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo
Burcin Yurtoglu, WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management