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CEFGroup Sustainable Finance and Accounting Symposium



CEFGroup Sustainable Finance and Accounting Symposium


DATES: Thursday 30th November – Friday 1st December 2023

Mellor Laboratories Science Precinct
(Hybrid option available for Non-AU/NZ attendees)

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 fourth academic symposium. We welcome papers in all areas of Sustainable Finance and Accounting, such as, but not limited to, topics in climate finance, carbon markets, sustainable investing, greenwashing, sustainability disclosures, and net-zero commitments.


Picture Name Position Country Topic
Professor Naomi Soderstrom University of Melbourne Australia Developments in Climate Risk Disclosures
Professor Markus Leippold University of Zurich Switzerland Large Language Models in Sustainable Finance
Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey

Griffith University


The Devil in the Detail: Uncertainties in Modelling Climate Change-related Flooding Risks to Property




  • Two $500 Prizes for the Best Papers in Sustainable Finance – Sponsored by CFA New Zealand
  • $1,000 Prize for the Best Paper in Sustainable Investing – Sponsored by INFINZ



Room ME 2.02

Mellor Laboratories Science Precinct, 2nd floor

University of Otago

70 Union Place West, Dunedin 9016

New Zealand


We welcome submissions from all relevant disciplines employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Areas of Special Interest Areas of Special Interest

Application of machine learning to Energy and climate finance

Sustainable Fixed Income


Green taxonomies

Carbon pricing and carbon markets


Climate risk, stress testing and scenario analysis

Impact investing

Impacts of Climate Change

Net-zero commitments and strategies

Sustainable Investing

Spatial finance

Sustainable finance education

Surveys related to sustainable finance

Green innovation

Sustainability Reporting Disclosers

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Dr Duminda Kuruppuarachchi, Dr Sebastian Gehricke, Associate Professor Helen Roberts, Isabella Yoon



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