Hello AIB members, We are still accepting submissions for our IWFSAS conference hosted by the University of Victoria. Submission deadline is June 29. [IWFSAS 2021] Call for papers University of Victoria, BC, Canada August 30-31, 2021 [Visit website]<https://iwfsas.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fc9cb5bc98d431fb057624de9&id=b4c461533c&e=f96122a430> “The Post-COVID Recovery and the Race to Net Zero: Implications for Financial Markets and Institutions” Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the IWFSAS 2021 conference will again be held online. Important dates Deadline for Submission: June 29, 2021 Notification of Acceptance: July 26, 2021 Registration Deadline accepted author: August 6, 2021 Conference dates: August 30-31, 2021 [Line] Keynote Speaker [Andrew Karolyi]<https://iwfsas.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fc9cb5bc98d431fb057624de9&id=9ab95784b9&e=f96122a430> Andrew Karolyi<https://iwfsas.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fc9cb5bc98d431fb057624de9&id=c76a55f080&e=f96122a430> Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell [Line] Aim and Topics The Sixth IWFSAS conference offers leading academics, practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to discuss innovative research on a range of topics related to the post- COVID-19 pandemic recovery and climate-related financial issues. As the world emerges from a global pandemic, calls for a resilient and sustainable recovery have intensified. The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments to introduce unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus packages. While similar measures were used to fight past crises such as the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/09, the scale of current interventions are unprecedented. Their size raises concerns of sovereign debt sustainability and increased risks of corporate default. Meanwhile, exceptionally low and negative real interest rates in many developed countries are encouraging risk taking by investors leading to overvaluation in equity markets. The pandemic has also resulted in a sense of urgency to deal with climate change and climate-related financial risks. Net-zero commitments by companies and investors have gained momentum despite the economic downturn. Many countries, feeling the urgency of delivering on their commitments to the Paris Agreement, are likely to take more decisive policy actions – what the UN PRI calls the “Inevitable Policy Response”. Such responses could take the form of higher carbon taxes, outright bans on certain industries such as coal, or simply increased regulatory pressures on high emissions industries. Any policy response will create a significant transition risk for companies and investors alike. Delayed policy responses in some countries will result in higher future disruptions creating more financial stability risks that central banks and other financial sector participants are trying to assess and monitor using climate scenarios and climate stress testing. On the opportunity side, the pandemic year has seen a significant rise in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds. Issues of green, sustainability and social bonds reached an all-time high in 2020, driven by more awareness of social and environmental issues as well as the rise of the green economy. This welcome trend could support an accelerated transition to a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient economy. However, increased regulatory scrutiny, higher disclosure requirements for corporations and investors, and the adoption of ESG taxonomies around the world are introducing new challenges for asset managers. This call for papers invites submissions of high-quality unpublished manuscripts on topics related to the impact on the financial sector of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to net zero, including, but not limited to: * Climate risk and asset pricing * Green bonds and transition-linked financial instruments * Climate scenarios and impact on institutional investors * Climate stress testing of the financial system * Integrated Assessment Models and asset valuation * Stranded assets and carbon bubble risks * Climate-related financial disclosures, reporting and other regulatory issues * Central banks and the greening of the financial sector * COVID-19 recovery and green stimulus policies * Monetary policy in the age of COVID * ESG risks and sovereign and corporate credit spreads * Debt sustainability and international cooperation for debt relief * Insurance, banking & pension funds exposure to climate risks * Impact investing and other sustainable finance trends * Biodiversity and other environmental finance innovation * Corporate strategies towards transition and physical risks of climate change * Corporate social responsibility in the post-pandemic world * Financial innovation and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) * Financial inclusion, Indigenous finance, Indigenous worldviews on ESG issues * Gender, race and the role of financial institutions and markets in post-COVID recovery * Carbon markets and carbon as an asset class * Shareholder engagement on ESG issues * Sustainability and stability of financial systems We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions on the above topics, in addition to other general topics that relate to the structure and stability of the financial system. [Line] [Submit a paper] <https://iwfsas.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fc9cb5bc98d431fb057624de9&id=35f6e2fce0&e=f96122a430>[Register]<https://iwfsas.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fc9cb5bc98d431fb057624de9&id=de283b0613&e=f96122a430> We look forward to seeing you online in August! Program Co-chairs Rym Ayadi Cass Business School & CBR, City University of London Michael R. King Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria Basma Majerbi Gustavson School of Business & CSSI, University of Victoria Christie Stephenson UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Local Organising Committee Kevin Andrew Gustavson School of Business & CSSI, University of Victoria Kristy Faccer Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria Paul Schure Department of Economics University of Victoria [Line] Scientific Committee Toni Ahnert, Financial Stability Department, Bank of Canada Christina Atanasova, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University James Barth, Auburn University & Milken Institute Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School, City, University of London Sami Ben Naceur, International Monetary Fund Jose Berrospide, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam Narjess Boubakri, American University of Sharjah Barbara Casu, Cass Business School, City University of London Susan Christoffersen, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Martin Cihak, International Monetary Fund Meryem Duygun, Nottingham University Merwan Engineer, University of Victoria Vihang Errunza, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University, Rome Franco Fiordelisi, University of Rome III Angela Gallo, Cass Business School, City University of London Ron Giammarino, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Claudia Girardone, Essex Business School, University of Essex Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa Alfred Lehar, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary Donato Masciandaro, Bocconi University Nadia Massoud, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne Donal McKillop, Queen’s University, Belfast Vikas Mehrotra, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta Alistair Milne, Loughborough University Camelia Minoiu, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Philip Molyneux, Bangor University Maria Nieto, Bank of Spain Barry Quinn, Queen’s University, Belfast Barry Quinn, Queen’s University, Belfast Francesc Rodriguez-Tous, Cass Business School, City University of London Reinhard Schmidt, Goethe University, Frankfurt Paul Schure, University of Victoria Stuart Snaith, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria Maxwell Tuuli, International Monetary Fund Thierry Warin, HEC Montreal School of Business James Wilcox, University of California at Berkeley Jonathan Williams, Bangor Business School, Bangor University John Wilson, University of St-Andrews Ke Xu, University of Victoria ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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