International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Risk Management

Special Issue

Sustainable Finance and ESG Integration: Balancing Risk and Responsibility

Submission deadline: Mar. 31, 2024
Status: Open for Submission
The Special Issue titled "Sustainable Finance and ESG Integration: Balancing Risk and Responsibility" explores the intersection of sustainable finance and ESG, focusing on their role in promoting sustainable development. The issue will explore the challenges, opportunities, and innovative approaches to driving inclusive and environmentally responsible financial practices.
As the global community continues to grapple with the urgent need for sustainable development, the role of finance cannot be overstated. Integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into financial decision-making has gained substantial traction, redefining the landscape of finance and risk management. This overview explores the dynamic intersection of sustainable finance and ESG integration, emphasizing the crucial balance between risk management and corporate responsibility. By delving into the multifaceted dimensions of this evolving paradigm, we gain insights into how financial institutions, corporations, investors, and regulators navigate the complexities of integrating sustainability considerations into their strategies while effectively managing risks.
This Special Issue seeks to explore how these concepts intersect and reinforce each other. Sustainable Finance and ESG Integration is a rapidly evolving field, so numerous opportunities for research, analysis, and contributions can advance our understanding of how finance and responsible investing intersection for a more sustainable future. Simultaneously, integrating sustainable finance into ESG efforts can help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
The specific aims of this Special Issue are to:
(1) Examine the current state of sustainable finance and ESG’s, highlighting the progress made and the existing gaps and challenges
(2) Investigate the impact of green financial inclusion on sustainable development goals, including poverty eradication, climate action, and environmental conservation
(3) Explore innovative approaches, policies, and best practices in driving financial inclusion within sustainable finance initiatives
(4) Identify and analyze case studies of successful sustainable financial programs from different regions and sectors
(5) Discuss the role of technology, digitalization, and fintech in advancing sustainable finance
(6) Evaluate the regulatory frameworks and policy interventions necessary to foster an enabling environment for sustainable finance and ESG
(7) Encourage interdisciplinary perspectives by welcoming contributions from scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and industry experts in finance, economics, sustainability, social sciences, and related fields
By bringing together diverse perspectives, research findings, and practical insights, this Special Issue aims to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on sustainable finance and ESG. It seeks to provide a platform for meaningful discussions and the dissemination of innovative ideas and strategies to drive inclusive and sustainable development. Ultimately, the goal is to inspire and inform policymakers, financial institutions, and stakeholders in their efforts to reshape the financial landscape towards a more environmentally conscious and socially inclusive future.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. ESG Data Quality and Reporting Challenges
  2. Green Fintech and Technological Innovations
  3. Carbon Pricing and Financial Markets
  4. Behavioral Finance and ESG Decision-Making
  5. Green Banking and ESG Integration
  6. Sustainable Financial Products and Innovation
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