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Sustainability Conference

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    THEME: Planet, People and Profits: Promoting Sustainable Businesses for Triple Bottom-line




    February 29 – March 2, 2024: Florida International University, Miami, Florida


    Mode of Presentation: In Person & Online


    Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance (ASFAAG) in association with the Florida International University, College of Business (FIU Business), will be hosting its 2024 conference for the American Chapter with the theme: "Planet, People and Profits: Promoting Sustainable Businesses for Triple Bottom-line?". The conference aims to provide a venue for stimulating discussions and research on Sustainability.


    The Keynote speaker for this event is Professor Laura Starks, the George Kozmetsky Centennial University Distinguished Chair at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. The Conference will also feature panels including policy makers and corporate executives.


    We invite theoretical, empirical, or applied paper submissions in the areas of sustainability. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

    ·       Climate Finance

    ·       Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

    ·       Sustainable Business Practices and Firms' Profitability

    ·       ESG Disclosures and Corporate Reporting Practices

    ·       Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and Machine Learning in the Context of Sustainability

    ·       Managing the Triple Bottom Line

    ·       Striking the balance between shareholders and other stakeholders' interests

    ·       Sustainability and Gender Diversity

    ·       Financial Reporting Quality and Accountability

    ·       Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    ·       Financial Innovation and Climate Transition

    ·       Carbon Emissions, Carbon pricing, Net-zero Commitments

    ·       Biodiversity Finance

    ·       Green Washing

    ·       Green Banking

    ·       Role of Boards and Sustainability

    ·       Sustainability and Executive Compensation

    ·       Political Changes and Business Organizations

    ·       Other Finance and Accounting Areas

    The conference is structured as a workshop-style event, facilitating in-depth discussions and feedback. Consequently, a limited number of papers will be chosen for presentation. Alongside the selected papers, the conference will also include keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions featuring distinguished scholars, prominent corporate figures, and government leaders who have been invited to participate.




    Papers will be submitted via the submission link at:


    Submissions should be original and complete manuscripts in English and in PDF format. They should begin with a title page that includes the names, e-mail addresses, and affiliations of all authors as well as a 200-word abstract and keywords. A blinded PDF copy of the paper should also accompany the submission. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by a panel of Conference Committee Members.   




    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023

    Notification of Review Results: January 15, 2024

    Registration Deadline: January 31, 2024


    Registration Fees:

    Full-time Academic/Practitioners: $300

    Full-Time PhD Students: $200

    Online Presentations: $200




    Conference Chair

    Professor Arun Upadhyay, Professor of Finance, Florida International University, USA; Chair of the American Chapter of ASFAAG.



    Professor Saeed Akbar, University of Bradford, UK; Founding Senior Vice President, Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance (ASFAAG)

    Professor Abu Amin, Central Michigan University, USA

    Professor Suman Banerjee, Steven Institute of Technology, USA

    Professor Erica Harris, Florida International University, USA; Secretary of the American Chapter of ASFAAG

    Professor Pawan Jain, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

    Professor Suchi Mishra, Florida International University, USA

    Professor Sabur Mollah, Chair in Financial Management, The University of Sheffield, UK; Founding President, Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance (ASFAAG)

    Professor Maria Triana, Vanderbilt University, USA

    Professor Jill Atkins, Cardiff University, UK; Founding Vice President, ASFAAG

    Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK; Founding Vice President, ASFAAG

    Professor Khaled Hussainey, Portsmouth University, UK; Founding Vice President, ASFAAG




    The Conference will take place over three days at the Florida International University main campus in Miami, Florida. Day one of the conference will have an Inaugural session, academic keynotes, industry-academia panel and CEO Speak session. Days two and three of the conference will feature paper presentations and development workshops.




    Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accounting, Accountability & Governance (ASFAAG)

    ASFAAG is a not-for-profit community interest organization, which is intended to work for the benefit of the local, national and international community and society at large. Our head office is located at Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Our executive committee comprises top academic scholars from different regions of the United Kingdom. Our main objective is to strive for bringing sustainable and responsible business practices in the corporate world.


    Florida International University College of Business

    Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie-engaged University. The Chapman Graduate School of Business has close to 2,000 graduate students making the College the most popular and largest professional college at Florida International University. FIU's College of Business attracts top faculty and students and is consistently ranked high in rankings. 


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