Paper Development Workshop on Sustainable Finance
Aalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
31 August - 1 September, 2023
Sustainable finance has received increasing attention among organization and management scholars and within entrepreneurship. Sustainable finance comprises a wide range of investment approaches such as impact investing (Mair & Hehenberger, 2014), socially responsible investing (Arjaliès, 2010; Crifo, Durand, & Gond, 2019), and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing (Arjaliès & Bansal, 2018). At the core, these approaches aim to create societal value beyond the mere financial return.
To date, the perspectives, theoretical lenses and definitions are scattered across different literatures. More research is needed on the motivations and practices of relevant stakeholders, sustainable finance practices and outcomes, the formation of fields and markets and the field-level processes and group dynamics that ensue in such settings. Thus, it is now the time to synthesize approaches, cross-pollinate ideas and create networks among the scholars in the field, and support the development of an academic community. We invite submissions from scholars who are interested in sustainable finance topics.
The workshop is structured around paper presentation and discussion sessions. We have two confirmed keynote speakers for the seminar: Prof. Lisa Hehenberger (ESADE Business School, Spain) and Prof. Emilio Marti (Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands).
We welcome an extended paper abstract (3000 words maximum, including references, tables and figures) by March 31st, 2023. Participants will be notified of decisions by mid-April.
For more information on the topic and submissions, see the attached document.