2nd Annual Conference
[Hybrid - In-Person and Online]
24-26 June 2022
In partnership with
Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University
The University of Sheffield, University of Bradford, and University of Southampton
Theme: The Role of Accounting, Finance & Governance in Sustainability and Sustainable Development
OverviewThe intrinsic bias in traditional finance, accounting, and governance models is liable for much of the pollution, and inequalities in resource allocation in society and nations. The notion of shareholder wealth maximisation, excessive management compensation, and minimal importance to the needs of other stakeholders have also significantly added value to the limitation of traditional finance, accounting, and governance models. Enhanced policy making on sustainability and sustainable development is therefore crucial for combating the problems caused by corporations which is necessary for the future of our planet. It is therefore argued that establishing new models on sustainable finance, accounting, and governance will be significantly important for bringing not only sustainability but also equality and diversity in resource allocation in society and communities.
The United Nation’s [UN] 2030 vision for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and role of governments in achieving net zero economies are therefore regarded as significant developments towards the sustainability of our planet. It is therefore argued that for achieving the UNs sustainable development goals a close network should be established between government bodie, and private and public sector organisations. This network should be engaged in promoting responsible and sustainable business practices worldwide. Moreover, the role of board of directors in strategic decision making about finance, accounting, accountability, and governance related models is also crucial and need further research. We therefore argue that in the current context the role of sustainable finance, accounting and governance is crucial and related research should be at the heart of the research agenda all over the world.
The launch of the second annual conference covering ‘The role of Accounting, Finance & Governance in Sustainability and Sustainable Development’ under the platform of ASFAAG is a significant effort towards sustainability and attainment of the UN’s sustainable development goals. The conference intends to bring academics, practitioners and policy makers under one platform to initiate a debate on the role of corporations in sustainability and sustainable development. The conference is expected to produce more awareness about responsible and sustainable business practices for the protection of the environment,society, communities, and nations.
The Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance [ASFAAG] is proud to host this conference with its partners, and researchers from all over the world are encouraged to submit their completed manuscripts or work in progress for presentation in the conference.
Main theme: The Role of Accounting, Finance & Governance in Sustainability and Sustainable Development
1. Sustainable Finance and Green Banking
2. Sustainability Accounting and Accountability
3. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosure
4. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure
5. Sustainable Public Sector Governance
6. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Disclosure
7. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Integrated Reporting
8. IFRS and Sustainability Reporting Standards
9. FinTech, Innovation, and Sustainable Finance
10. Sustainable Corporate Governance
11. Carbon Emission Disclosure
12. Net Zero Emissions and Productivity
13. Private Sector Collaboration with Governments and NGOs for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
14. Responsible Business Practices and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
15. Responsible Banking and UN Financial Initiative
16. Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance, and Blue Banking
17. Responsible Business and Environmental Finance
18. Deforestation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Global Warming, and Sustainability
19. Extinction Accounting Framework and Conservation
20. Social, Environmental, and Sustainability Reporting
21. Boardroom Committees for Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
22. Environment Activist and Civil Society Representation in the Boardroom
23. Inclusion in the Workplace, Employee Welfare and Diversity, Employee Representation in the Board
24. Female Board Member, Gender Equality, and Gender Pay Gap
25. Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Modern Slavery
26. Outsourcing CO2 Emission to the Developing Countries
27. All other areas of Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Governance
Best Paper Award:
Title: The shadow disintermediation and cost of risk-sensitive capital.
Author(s): Irem Erten (The University of Warwick, UK).
Best Paper Finalists:
Title: The role of foreign institutional investors in tone of corporate social responsibility disclosure: Evidence from China.
Author(s): Jiayuan Xin (Newcastle University, UK), Zhe Li (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Dan Zhour (University of Reading, UK), Bo Wang (University of Southampton, UK), Wei Wang (Hubei University, CN).
Title: Does a transparent customer base enhance stock liquidity?
Author(s): Khelifa Mazouz (Cardiff University, UK), Yuliang Wu (Bradford University, UK), Bin Xu (Leeds University, UK).
Title: UK Vice Chancellor compensation: Do they get what they deserve?
Author(s): Brian Lucey (Trinity College Dublin, IE), Andrew Urquhart (University of Reading, UK), Hanxiong Zhang (University of Surrey, UK).
Title: Securing the future: International evidence on climate change strategy and firm value.
Author(s):Md Al Mamun (La Trobe University, AU), Mahfuja Malik (Sacred Heart University, USA), Huu Duong (Monash University, AU), Kathy Dhanda (Sacred Heart University, USA).
Title: Female directors and sustainable employment outcomes.
Author(s): Tunyi Abongeh (The University of Sheffield, UK), Geofry Areneke (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Abiye Tob-Ogu (The University of Sheffield, UK), Sharif Khalid (The University of Sheffield, UK).
Best Ph.D. Paper Award:
Title: Kinship and financial development
Author(s): Mao Li (The University of Edinburgh, UK), Wen Hou (The University of Edinburgh, UK), Woon Sau Leung (The University of Edinburgh, UK).
Best Ph.D. Paper Finalists:
Title: Access to Islamic banking finance: A study of interactions
Author(s): Saba Ishaq (Aston University, UK), Umair Riaz (Aston University, UK), Melina Manochin (Aston University, UK)
Title: Political uncertainty, corporate social responsibility, and firm performance.
Author(s): Yi Hu (University of Reading, UK), Chao Yin (The University of Edinburgh, UK), Carol Padgett (University of Reading, UK).
Title: Perception, objections, and determinants of sustainability reporting in the construction industry: The case of the UAE.
Author(s): Maha Zadeh Kazemi (Brunel University, UK), Ahmed Elamer (Brunel University, UK), Grigorios Theodosopoulos (Brunel University, UK).
Title: The relationship between ESG decoupling and earnings quality: European evidence.
Author(s): Sally Ahmed (Loughborough University, UK), Yasser Eliwa (Loughborough University, UK), Noel O’Sullivan (Loughborough University, UK).
Academic Keynote Speakers
Professional Keynote Speakers
Professor Mevlut Tatliyer
Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Meet the Editors Panel
Roundtable Panel on Sustainability Practices in Emerging Countries
31st May 2022Notification of Review Results
31st May 2022Registration Deadline
7th June 2022
In consultation with the Editors-in-Chief, authors of the top conference papers will be invited to submit their paper to regular issues of the following journals:
Prof. Sabur Mollah, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Saeed Akbar, University of Bradford, UK
Prof. Jill Atkins, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK
Prof. Khaled Hussainey, University of Portsmouth, UK
Prof. Mehmet Babacan, Istanbul Medipol University and CBRT, TR
Prof. Nurullah Gur, Istanbul Medipol University, TR
Prof. Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Hamdan Bin Khalifa University, QA
Dr. Selim Suleyman, Director, Head of Sectoral Committees Department, ICC, TR
Dr. Huzeyfe Torun, Director, Structural Economic Research Department, CBRT, TR