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SHoF-MFS Conference on Sustainable Finance

The Swedish House of Finance (SHoF) and MFS (Mistra Financial Systems) are pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Sustainable Finance” on August 20-21, 2018, in Stockholm.

Conference theme
The conference will bring together leading academics with practitioners and policymakers to discuss recent research on a broad array of topics on sustainable finance. The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes keynote panels by:

  • Harrison Hong, Columbia Business School,
  • Alex Edmans, London Business School
  • Adair Morse, University of California Berkeley
  • Laura Starks, University of Texas Austin

The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion.

Call for papers
For the second day of the conference, we invite authors to submit high-quality research on financial and economic issues relating to sustainability and finance, including (but not limited to) such topics as:

  • Stakeholders and sustainability: the purpose of business
  • Corporate social responsibility & sustainable governance
  • Sustainable investment and entrepreneurship in the innovation economy
  • Impact investing
  • Intersections of finance and labor sustainability
  • Climate and environmental risk management
  • Sustainability in gig economy models of the firm
  • Utility over externalities in financial decision-making
  • Sustainability in financial systems: stability and crises
  • Socially responsible investment & sustainable indexing

Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. SHoF-MISUM will provide accommodation as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for presenting authors and discussants.

Paper submission
Interested authors should e-mail their paper in Acrobat PDF format to Elisabeth Kempe, ( no later than March, 1, 2018.

SHoF invites interested researchers, journalists, and practitioners to attend the conference. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Elisabeth Kempe, ( to reserve a seat. There is no fee for the conference. However, attendance is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

We will send out invitation separately.

Organizing committee
Adair Morse (UC Berkeley, and NBER) and Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR).

Sponsored by TORSTEN SÖDERBERGS STIFTELSE and MFS – Mistra Financial Systems


START TIME: Mon, 20 August 2018 9:00 am

END TIME: Tue, 21 August 2018 4:00 pm

LOCATION: IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16 and Swedish House of Finance, Drottninggatan 98, Stockholm