The 2019 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) - Sustainable Finance

Conference dates

11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019


Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China


Call For Papers
The 2019 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) - Sustainable Finance
Special Theme Conference

Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China October 11-13, 2019
Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM)
Emerging Markets Review (EMR)
Journal of Multinational Financial Management (JMFM)

Special Theme Guest Editors: Gady Jacoby and Zhenyu Wu, University of Manitoba, Canada

Conference Organizers: Jonathan Batten (School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia), Gady Jacoby (I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, Canada), Changhong Li (School of Economics and Management, Shanxi University), and Zhenyu Wu (I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, Canada).

Submission Deadline for Research Proposals: June 15, 2019
Tentative Publication Date: Spring/Summer 2020

OVERVIEW: Key international agreements, including the UN 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, highlight the importance of aligning financial flows with a “pathway towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development”. Sustainable finance considers the importance of environmental, social and governance factors, while managing the risks associated with supporting economic growth and prosperity.

The main goal of this special theme conference is to encourage studies that deepen our knowledge of sustainable finance. As this JIFMIM special theme prompts cross-country studies, EMR special theme highlights studies in emerging economies, and JMFM special theme considers the operations of international corporations, we seek theoretical and empirical papers that shed light on new knowledge to enrich the literature on finance and sustainability, including but not limited to energy economics and finance, environmental issues in finance, climate change and finance, sustainable entrepreneurship and finance, finance and corporate social responsibility.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers submitted to this conference will be screened by the guest editors, and a selected number of papers will be chosen for presentation at the CCPF-Sustainable Finance Conference to take place October 11-13, 2019 in Taiyuan, China. Short-listed papers will be sent out for blind review, and the CCPF Scientific Committee will invite selected papers to be revised and resubmitted. These papers will be considered for publication by JIFMIM, JMFM or EMR. The revise-and-resubmit process will begin on January 1, 2020, and final notification of acceptance to the special theme will be sent during spring/summer 2020.

NOTE: Papers that are not chosen to be considered by JIFMIM, JMFM or EMR may be invited for submission with Finance Research Letters or Risk Management. All these journals are on the SSCI list. Please send full papers and enquiries to with Sustainable Finance in the subject line.

Submission Deadline for Research Proposals: June 15, 2019
Authors will be notified by July 15, 2019
Conference dates: October 11-13, 2019 (Taiyuan, China)
Revise and resubmit process begins: January 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance to the special theme: Spring/Summer 2020