The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI), a new network of 18 global research universities established to promote rigorous and highly impactful academic research on sustainable finance and investment, becomes public today with the launch of its website.
GRASFI is holding its inaugural conference at the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics from 5th – 7th September 2018.
The Call for Papers has been announced and can be viewed here. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2018.
All the details of the Alliance can be found here via www.sustainablefinancealliance.org.
The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (the ‘Alliance’) was founded in 2017 to promote multi-disciplinary academic research on sustainable finance and investment. The Alliance consists of global research universities, each with expertise in this emerging field.
The Alliance aims to: organise the major annual academic conference on sustainable finance and investment internationally; develop academic collaboration between researchers working on sustainable finance and investment; and nurture the growth and development of graduate students and junior academics working on sustainable finance and investment.
There is significant and growing interest among practitioners, policymakers, and civil society in the topic of sustainable finance and investment. There is a now an opportunity to ratchet up the quality and quantity of academic research in this area.
High-quality, rigorous academic research can inform necessary developments in the theory and practice of sustainable finance and investment. Doing so will help align the financial system will global environmental sustainability, a necessary condition for implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.