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CEFGroup Reading Session

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CEFGroup Reading Session

Welcome to the Climate and Energy Finance Reading Group, a monthly meeting where academic staff and postgraduate students in the Accountancy and Finance department together discuss and present research articles in the areas of climate finance, sustainable investing, energy markets, and carbon markets.

With the ever-increasing importance of addressing climate change, this reading group provides a platform for participants to deepen their knowledge and engage in critical discussions about the latest research and developments in these fields.

We invite you to join us in exploring these fascinating and timely issues and look forward to stimulating conversations and insightful contributions from all participants.



Date/Time Location Presenter Topic
Monday 29 July 2024 10:00am ~ 11:00am OBS 5.07 Ms Dhanushika Samarawickrama   Duggal, N., He, L., & Shaw, T. S. (2024). Mandatory corporate social responsibility spending, family control, and the cost of debt. The British Accounting Review, 101356.
Monday 24 June 2024 10:00am ~ 11:00am OBS 5.07 Mr Abdullahi Bala Garzoni, A., L’Abate, V., Raimo, N., & Vitolla, F. (2024). Exploring online sustainability disclosure in the healthcare industry: Evidence from best international hospitals. Business Strategy and the Environment33(4), 2669-2682.
Monday 29 April 2024 10:00am ~ 11:00am OBS 5.07 Mr Yaseen Hezam Sautner, Z., Van Lent, L., Vilkov, G., & Zhang, R. (2023). Firm‐level climate change exposure. The Journal of Finance78(3), 1449-1498.
Monday 25 March 2024 10:00am ~ 11:00am OBS 5.07  Mr Andre Poyser Flammer, C. (2021). Corporate green bonds. Journal of Financial Economics142(2), 499-516.


Date/Time Location Presenter Topic
Wednesday 25 October 2023 11:00am ~ 12:00pm OBS 5.07 Mr Steven Yu Chan, F. K. S., Chen, W. Y., Wang, Z., Loh, C., Thadani, D. R., Mitchell, G., … & Zhang, F. (2022). Meeting financial challenge facing China’s Sponge City Program (SCP)–Hong Kong as a gateway to green finance. Nature-Based Solutions, 2, 100019.
Wednesday 27 September 2023 11:00am ~ 12:00pm OBS 5.07 Mr Abdullahi Bala Zaman, R., Farooq, M. B., Khalid, F., & Mahmood, Z. (2021). Examining the extent of and determinants for sustainability assurance quality: The role of audit committees. Business Strategy and the Environment30(7), 2887-2906.
Wednesday 30 August 2023 11:00am ~ 12:00pm OBS 5.07 Dr Quyen Nguyen Gourevitch, J. D., Kousky, C., Liao, Y., Nolte, C., Pollack, A. B., Porter, J. R., & Weill, J. A. (2023). Unpriced climate risk and the potential consequences of overvaluation in US housing markets. Nature Climate Change13(3), 250-257.
Friday 28 July 2023 12:00pm ~ 01:00pm OBS 5.07 Mr Andre Poyser Degryse, H., Di Giuli, A., Sekerci, N., & Stradi, F. (2023). Sustainable investments: One for the money, two for the show. Available at SSRN.
Friday 30 June 2023 11:00am ~ 12:00pm OBS 5.07 Ms Ling Liao Bolton, P., & Kacperczyk, M. T. (2021). Global Pricing of Carbon-Transition Risk. Journal of Finance, forthcoming.
Friday 26 May 2023 11:00am ~ 12:00pm OBS 2.19 (Boardroom) Mr Kasun Perera Aswani, J., Raghunandan, A., & Rajgopal, S. (2023). Are carbon emissions associated with stock returns?. Review of Finance, forthcoming.
Friday 28 April 2023 12:00pm ~ 01:00pm OBS 2.19 (Boardroom) Ms Shabana Talpur Hasan, M. M., & Habib, A. (2017). Corporate life cycle, organizational financial resources and corporate social responsibility. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 13(1), 20-36



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