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Call for Papers - 2nd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium (2nd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium)

Otago Business School Lecture Room 1.17, Dunedin, New Zealand
Organization: CEFGroup, University of Otago
Event: 2nd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium
Categories: Environmental Studies, Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-11-30 to 2021-12-01 Abstract Due: 2021-10-15 Abstract Deadline has passed

Announcement Description:

Date: 30th November - 1st December (New Zealand Standard Time)
Areas of special interest: see below
Paper submission method: Email Your Full Paper to CEFGroup@otago.ac.nz
Submission deadline: 15th October 2021
Notification of acceptance (latest): 29th October 2021
Event page: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/cefg/events/2nd-cefgroup-climate-finance-symposium/

The Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup), University of Otago (New Zealand) will be holding its second CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium 30th November - 1st December (NZST). This will be a hybrid event, in person for NZ residents and online for non-NZ residents, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and New Zealand’s strong border restrictions.

The CEFGroup intends to divide the symposium into two broad tracks. Day one will have a focus on climate finance and related innovative methodologies (GIS modelling, simulation, stress testing, machine learning, interdisciplinary research etc.) and policy implications. Day two will focus more on conventional empirical and theoretical papers in sustainable finance. All accepted paper will be allocated a discussant.

We particularly solicit papers in following topics and welcome those with a focus on in Asia and Australasia:

  • Application of machine learning to energy and climate finance
  • Biodiversity and blue (ocean) finance
  • Blended finance to meet SDG goals 
  • Carbon pricing and carbon markets
  • Climate risk in banking and insurance sectors
  • Climate-related financial risk measurement, including stress testing methods and scenario analyses
  • Climate related engagement (shareholder resolutions and litigation)
  • Climate change and property values
  • Electricity markets
  • ESG investing
  • Estimates of climate financing needs at firm, country and regional levels
  • Financial innovations to enable green finance
  • Financing energy efficiency investments (e.g. passive houses and deep retrofits)
  • Financing renewable energy and electrification of transport
  • Green, transition, catastrophe and SDG  bonds
  • Greening publics finances (e.g. 2021 green budget in France)
  • Green taxonomies
  • Greenwashing analyses and critiques
  • Impact investing
  • Innovative forward looking methods in sustainable finance
  • Net-zero portfolio management
  • Spatial finance (GIS, remote sensing etc.) application to sustainable finance
  • Stranded assets risk
  • Sustainable finance education
  • Surveys related to sustainable finance
  • TCFD reporting and climate disclosures

Please mail Your Full Paper to: CEFGroup@otago.ac.nz by 15th October 2021. Authors of papers selected for the conference will be informed no later than 29th October 2021.

Additional Information:

Keynote speakers:

  • Greg Bodeker Director, Bodeker Scientific Ltd. [New Zealand]. Topic: Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts: The Pitfalls of Incorrect Use of Climate Models in Finance
  • Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin | Head of Data Subgroup & Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, European Commission. [Ireland]. Topic: EU Taxonomy
  • Jesse M. Keenan, Associate Professor of Real Estate, Tulane University. [United States]. Topic: Barriers and Accelerants of Climate Finance Policy and Practice in the U.S.
  • Martina Linnenluecke, Professor of Environmental Finance & Director of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, Macquarie University. [Australia]. Topic: Sustainable Finance
  • Ben Marshall, MSA Charitable Trust Professor in Finance, Massey University. [New Zealand]. Topic: Sustainable Finance
  • Irene Monasterolo, Professor of Climate Finance, EDHEC Business School | Co-founder, CLIMAFIN. [France]. Topic: Climate Stress Test: Lessons We Learned and Steps Ahead
  • Sanel Tomlinson, Director of Integrated Reporting and Climate-special Projects, External Reporting Board (XRB). [New Zealand]. Topic: Climate Disclosures and Integrated Reporting

Panel discussants:
Topic: Challenges in Modelling Climate Finance Risks

  • Keynote speakers Greg Bodeker [New Zealand] and Jesse M. Keenan [United States].
  • Olaf Adam, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Westpac. [New Zealand].
  • Vassili Kitsios, Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. [Australia].
  • Michael Lebbon, Founder and CEO, EMMI. [Australia].

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