1st Annual Conference [Online]

Speakers: Meet the Editors Session

Speakers: Meet the Professionals Session

Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance (ASFAAG)
1st Annual Conference [Online]
In Partnership with:
The University of Sheffield, University of Bradford, and Southampton University
Co-hosts:
British Accounting and Finance Association – Corporate Governance Special Interest Group
British Academy of Management – Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group
Theme: Achieving Net Zero Economy: The Role of Finance, Accounting, Accountability and Governance
14-16 December 2021


The role of corporations in achieving net zero economy as envisaged by the UN’s 2030 vision for sustainable development goals (SDGs) by working closely with governments, private and third sector organisations by engaging in responsible and sustainable business practices worldwide has become extremely important. In this changing circumstance, the role of the board of directors in strategic decision making relating to accounting, accountability, finance and governance issues is crucial. This is the first conference on this very important issue that aims to initiate the debate among academics and practitioners on the issue so that corporations can become more aware and passionate about the environment and society by encouraging and engaging in responsible and sustainable business practices. Possible topics incorporated the role of the boardroom in strategic decision making relating to accounting, accountability, finance and governance for adopting SDGs and targets via responsible business practices, including the following, but are not limited to:

Sustainable Finance and Green Banking
Sustainability Accounting and Accountability
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosure
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure
Sustainable Public Sector Governance
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Disclosure
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Integrated Reporting
IFRS and Sustainability Reporting Standards
Sustainable Corporate Governance
Carbon Emission Disclosure
Net Zero Emissions and Productivity
Private Sector Collaboration with Governments and NGOs for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Responsible Business Practices and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Responsible Banking and UN Financial Initiative
Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance, and Blue Banking
Responsible Business and Environmental Finance
Deforestation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Global Warming, and Sustainability
Extinction Accounting Framework and Conservation
Social, Environmental, and Sustainability Reporting
Boardroom Committees for Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Female Board Member, Gender Equality, and Gender Pay Gap
Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Modern Slavery
Outsourcing CO2 Emission to the Developing Countries
Submission Procedure:
Please email your paper to: asfaag.org@gmail.com
[No submission fee is required]


Conference Awards

Best Paper Award:

Title: Opportunistic CSR Assurance

Authors:

Yussg AG, University of Liverpool, UK

Sardar AHMAD, University of Liverpool, UK

Charlie CAI, University of Liverpool, UK

Ag et al., (2022). Opportunistic CSR Assurance.



Best PhD Paper Award:

Title: Climate Policy Risk and Corporate Financial Decisions: Evidence from the NOx Budget Trading Program

Viet A. DANG, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK

Ning GAO, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK

Tiancheng YU, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK

Dang et al., (2022). Climate Policy Risk and Corporate Financial Decisions: Evidence from the NOx Budget Trading Program. Management Science, Forthcoming.


Organizing Committee:
Professor Sabur Mollah, University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Saeed Akbar, University of Bradford, UK
Professor Jill Atkins, University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Khaled Hussainey, University of Portsmouth, UK