3rd Annual Conference
[Hybrid - In-Person and Online]

26-28 July 2023



Valencia | Spain

BBVA Bank, Carrer Poeta Querol, 17

The third annual conference of ASFAAG with its partners 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. We are inviting papers under the sub-themes:


  1. Climate Finance
  2. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Accounting and Finance 
  3. Sustainable Finance 
  4. Green Banking and Finance 
  5. Sustainability Reporting and Financial Integrity
  6. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure
  7. Sustainable Public Sector Governance
  8. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sustainable Finance
  9. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Integrated Reporting (IR)
  10. IFRS and Sustainability Reporting Standards
  11. FinTech, Innovation, and Sustainable Finance
  12. Sustainable Corporate Governance
  13. Carbon Emission Disclosure 
  14. Emission Trading Systems
  15. Net Zero Emissions and Productivity
  16. Multi-Stakeholder Corporations in Achieving SDGs
  17. Responsible Business Practices and SDGs
  18. Responsible Banking and UN Financial Initiative
  19. Sustainable Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance, and Blue Banking 
  20. Deforestation, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Global Warming, and Sustainability
  21. Extinction Accounting Framework and Conservation
  22. Environmental Committees and Climate Change
  23. Environment Activist and Civil Society Representation in the Boardroom 
  24. Inclusion in the Workplace, Employee Welfare, and Diversity and Employee Representation in the Boardroom
  25. Female Board Member, Gender Equality, and Gender Pay Gap
  26. Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Modern Slavery
  27. Outsourcing CO2 Emission to the Developing Countries
  28. All other areas of Accounting, Finance, Corporate Governance

Conference Awards

Best Paper Award:

           Title: Nuclear energy, economic growth, and the environment: Optimal policies in a model with endogenous technical change and environmental constraints

           Author(s): Nikos Fatouros (University of Birmingham, UK); Thanasis Stengos (University of Birmingham, UK)

Best Ph.D. Paper Award:

           Title: CEO narcissism and the quality of ESG reporting – An empirical investigation of the influence of executives on strategic decisions in large German companies

           Author(s): Jennifer Zeppenfeld (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE); Finja Lena Kind (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE); Rainer Lueg (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE; University of Southern Denmark, DK)

Academic Keynote Speakers



Raghavendra Rau 


Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK



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Marc Goergen


IE Business School, Spain



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Professional Speakers

Meet the Editors Speakers


Beatriz Garcia Osma



European Accounting Review



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Arman Eshraghi



International Review of Economics & Finance



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Sabri Boubaker



Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting



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Bernardino Benito Lopez



Spanish Accounting Review



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Important Dates

New Submission Deadline

15 June 2023

Notification of Review Results

20 June 2023

Registration Deadline

30 June 2023

Conference Awards

ASFAAG Best Paper Award

ASFAAG Best PhD Paper Award

Organizing Committee

Prof. Sabur Mollah | University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Saeed Akbar | University of Bradford, UK

Prof. Jill Atkins | Cardiff University, UK

Prof. Collins Ntim | University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Khaled Hussainey | University of Portsmouth, UK

Prof. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres | Universitat Jaume I, ES

Prof. Maria Guijarro Garcia | ESIC Business & Marketin School, ES

Prof. Carla Martinez-Climent | ESIC Business & Marketin School, ES

Prof. Emili Tortosa-Ausina | Universitat Jaume I, ES

Prof. Esther Pagán-Castaño | ESIC Business & Marketin School, ES

Prof. Pilar Soriano Felipe | Universitat de València, ES

Prof. María Dolores Furió | Universitat de València, ES

Conference Partners