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3rd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium


3rd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium


DATES: Thursday 24th November – Friday 25th November 2022

Online (via Zoom) or In-Person (at Otago Business School, Dunedin, NZ)

There has been a growing appetite for green finance in the entire financial system. Organisations around the world are shifting quickly to incorporate sustainable practices across all of their investments, services and strategies, driving benefits for society as a whole.

The Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup) welcomes submissions of papers for its third academic climate finance symposium. We welcome papers in all areas of climate finance, sustainable finance, energy finance, carbon finance, ESG investing/reporting etc.


We intend 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 etc.) and policy implications. Day two will focus more on conventional empirical and theoretical papers in sustainable finance.

Download the Symposium Schedule:

Most of our symposium recordings are now publicly available via the CEFGroup YouTube channel:


Picture Name Position Country Topic
Jacquelyn Humphrey Associate Professor in Finance, The University of Queensland Australia Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Sustainable Finance

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Tae Yong Jung Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University South Korea A Short Summary of Investments and Finance Chapter of the IPCC AR6 (WG 3)
Kerstin Lopatta

Chair Professor in Financial Accounting, Auditing & Sustainability, University of Hamburg


European Sustainability Reporting Standards – Current Developments

Martien Lubberink Associate Professor in Accounting and Capital, Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Climate Change Funding: The Role of Banks and Central Banks

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Muhammad Nadeem

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, University of Otago New Zealand Past Developments, Current Trends & Future Challenges of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting

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Ulrich Volz Professor in Economics and Founding Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS University of London United Kingdom Central Banking in the Anthropocene

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The event is FREE for online participants.

For those attending in person that are non-Otago staff, a $50 per day catering fee applies. This fee does not apply to PhD students. We can help arrange accommodation at one of the university’s residential colleges.



Lecture Room 1.17

Otago Business School

60 Clyde Street, Dunedin 9016

New Zealand



Submission Deadline: Monday, 3rd October 2022

Notification of Acceptance (Latest): Friday, 21st October 2022

Registration & Payment Deadline: TBC



Submit Full Paper to by Monday 3rd October 2022. Making clear:

    • Whether you are a student
    • Identify yourself as either

      • A virtual attendee – please let us know what time zone you are in

      • An in-person attendee

Contact Email:





Areas of Special Interest Areas of Special Interest

Application of machine learning to energy and climate finance

Financing renewable energy and electrification of transport

Biodiversity and blue (ocean) finance

Green, transition, catastrophe and SDG bonds

Blended finance to meet SDG goals

Greening public finances (e.g. 2022 green budget in France)

Carbon pricing and carbon markets

Green taxonomies

Climate risk in the banking and insurance sectors

Greenwashing analyses and critiques

Climate-related financial risk measurement, including stress testing methods and scenario analyses

Impact investing

Climate-related engagement (shareholder resolutions and litigation)

Innovative forward-looking methods in sustainable finance

Climate change and property values

Net-zero portfolio management

Electricity markets

Spatial finance (GIS, remote sensing etc.) application to sustainable finance

ESG investing

Stranded assets risk

Estimates of climate financing need at the firm, country and regional levels

Sustainable finance education

Financial innovations to enable green finance

Surveys related to sustainable finance

Financing energy efficiency investments (e.g. passive houses and deep retrofits)

TCFD reporting and climate disclosures

Download the 3rd CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium Call for Papers

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Associate Prof. Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Dr. Duminda Kuruppuarachchi, Dr. Quyen Nguyen, Dr. Renzhu Zhang



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