Editors-in-Chief

 

Prof. Sabur Mollah, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Prof. Eva Liljeblom, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Executive Editors

 

Prof. Saeed Akbar, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom

Prof. Jill Atkins, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Prof. Khaled Hussainey, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom

Prof. Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Managing Editors

 

Dr Rasim Simsek, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey

Editors

 

Prof. Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Prof. Sabri Boubaker, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

Prof. Viet Dang, The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Darren Duxbury, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Prof. Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Marwa Elnahass, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Prof. Arman Eshraghi, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Prof. Ning Gao, The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Jim Haslam, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom 

Robert Hudson, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom 

Prof. Sofia Johan, Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

Prof. Warren Maroun, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof. Khelifa Mazouz, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Prof. Suchismita Mishra, Florida International University College of Business, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Prof. Kimitaka Nishitani, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Prof.  Norman Mohd Saleh, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Stefan Schaltegger, University of Luneburg Centre for Sustainability Management, Lüneburg, Germany

Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker, Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Michael Skully, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Prof. Emili Tortosa-Ausina, University Jaume I, Castello De La Plana, Spain

Prof. Arun Upadhyay, Florida International University College of Business, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Editorial Board Members

 

Prof. Ataur Belal, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom 

Dr Faizul Haque, Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom 

Dr Qaisar Abbas, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan 

Dr Samir Aguenaou, Al Akhawayn University, Ifran, Morocco 

Prof. Jabir Ali, Indian Institute of Management Jammu, Jammu, India 

Dr Abu Amin, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America 

Dr Mhamed-Ali El-Aroui, UIR Rabat Business School, Rabat, Morocco 

Prof. Mehmet Babacan, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey 

Prof. Feng He, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China 

Prof. Sanjay Banerji, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

Dr Erica Harris, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America 

Prof. Sumon Bhaumik, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom 

Dr Hasibul Chowdhury, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

Prof. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Dr Daniel José Cardoso da Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil 

Dr Mustafa Disli, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar 

Dr Federica Doni, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy 

Dr Mohammed Elgammal, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar 

Dr Omar Al Farooque, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 

Dr Hao Gao, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 

Prof. Abhinav Goyal, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Shreekant Gupta, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India 

Prof. Nurullah Gur, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey 

Prof. Ahsan Habib, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Prof. Mostafa Hasan, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 

Prof. Ai Jun Hou, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Izlin Ismail, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prof. Aziz Jaafar, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom 

Dr Syed Kamal, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States of America 

Prof. Iqbal Khadaroo, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 

Prof. Baqui Khalily, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Dr Abdul-Rahman Khokhar, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Prof. Arif Khurshed, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom 

Dr Mohamed El Komi, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Noureddine Kouaissah, African Business School, Rabat, Morocco 

Dr Frank Weikai Li, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Singapore

Dr Jing Li, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom

Prof. Peigong Li, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, Shanghai, China 

Prof. Youwei Li, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

Martina Macpherson, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, London, United Kingdom 

Prof. Sugata Marjit, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India

Prof. Vivekananda Mukherjee, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India 

Prof. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Jaume I University, Castellón de la Plana, Spain 

Dr Lin Liao, Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing, China 

Prof. Musa Mangena, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

Prof. Ben Othman Hakim, ICN Business School, Nancy, France 

Dr Mohamed Omran, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China 

Prof. Yue Pan, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China 

Prof. Xiaofeng Quan, Suzhou University, China 

Dr Xiaohang Ren, Central South University, Changsha, China

Dr Mohsen Saad, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Syed Zulfiqar Shah, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Prof. Jahangir Sultan, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America 

Dr Bakhtear Talukdar, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States of America

Prof. Hussein Al Tamimi, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dr Hamid Uddin, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom 

Prof. Francesco Vallascas, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom 

Prof. Xuan Vinh Vo, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Karen Wendt, CEO, Sustainable Finance, Cham,  Switzerland

Prof. Khamis Al Yahyaee, Muscat University, Muscat, Oman

Prof. Shuxing Yin, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Prof. Wei Zhang, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Editorial Advisory Board

 

Prof. Renée Adams, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Prof. Narjess Boubakri, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Charles Cho, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Prof. Douglas Cumming, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Prof. John A. Doukas, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America

Prof. Ali M. Fatemi, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Prof. Marc Goergen, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Prof. Gazi Islam, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France

Prof. Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

Prof. Edward Lee, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Steven Ongena, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Raghu Rau, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Fresno State University, Fresno, California, United States of America

Prof. Konstantinos Stathopoulos, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Andrew Stark, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Geoffrey Wood, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Prof. Jason Xiao, University of Macau, Macau, China

 

Editorial Assistant

 

Fariha Tabassum, Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Overview

 

The Journal of Sustainable Finance and Accounting [JOSFA] aims to provide an outlet for research and scholarship on the broader areas of sustainable finance, green banking, sustainable corporate governance, accountability and ethics, and sustainability reporting. JOSFA is an affiliated journal of the Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance [ASFAAG] that was established in 2021. The major objective of JOSFA is to uphold the mission of ASFAAG is to create collaborative research opportunities through concerted efforts at the global stage, for reduction in carbon emission, contributing towards the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), raising awareness about the green economy initiatives, and helping organizations in establishing sustainable and responsible business practices via sustainable finance, green banking, sustainable corporate governance, and sustainability reporting.

Scope

 

JOSFA emphasises research and scholarship in debating and discussing issues surrounding sustainable finance, green banking, sustainable corporate governance, accountability and ethics, and sustainability reporting. The scope of the journal falls within the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of Sustainable Finance and Green Banking, Sustainability Reporting, Sustainable Tax System and Auditing, ESG Reporting, Responsible Business and Management, and Sustainable Corporate Governance. The journal welcomes submission across the full range of sustainable finance, green banking, sustainable corporate governance, accountability and ethics, and sustainability reporting and accounting disciplines, including:



  • Sustainable Finance & Green Banking
  • Sustainability Accounting & Sustainable Corporate Governance
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Sustainability Reporting
  • FinTech, Financial Innovation & Sustainable Finance
  • SDGs & Sustainable Finance
  • Responsible Banking & United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Sustainable Public Sector Governance
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Integrated Reporting (IR)
  • IFRS and Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • Carbon (CO2) Emissions Disclosure
  • Net Zero Emissions and Productivity
  • Multi-Stakeholder Co-Operation and Sustainable Development
  • Responsible Business Practices and SDGs
  • Responsible Business and Climate Finance
  • Sustainable Poverty Alleviation, Microfinance, and Blue Banking
  • Deforestation, Biodiversity, Conservation, and Extinction Accounting Framework and Conservation
  • Environmental/Sustainability Committees in the Board and SDGs Implementation
  • Environment Activist and Civil Society Representation in the Boardroom
  • Inclusion in the Workplace, Employee Welfare and Employee Representation in the Board
  • Female Board Member, Gender Equality, and Gender Pay Gap
  • Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Modern Slavery
  • Outsourcing CO2 Emission to the Developing Countries
  • Other Relevant Areas of Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Governance