/call for papers

Paper Submission Closed

The Conference Committee will be undertaking a double-blind peer-review process. If your paper is accepted, one of the authors is guaranteed a place at the conference. 

Papers will be presented over multiple conference sessions, organized around the themes of the submissions. Themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable finance – the roles and impacts of different financial services actors and institutions

  • Corporate governance

  • Climate-related risks and finance

  • Data and novel methods for understanding and measuring sustainability in finance and investment

  • Measuring impact

  • The role and effectiveness of ESG ratings and assessment

  • Sustainable finance and the law

  • Social and human rights dimensions of sustainable finance

  • Sustainable investment in and by emerging market actors

  • The role of the state (e.g., central banks, development banks, and regulators) in advancing sustainable finance

  • Financing natural infrastructure

  • Agenda 2030 and the role of accounting systems


  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize

  • GRASFI Best Ph.D. Paper Prize (sponsored by the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal)

  • GRASFI Best Paper for Potential Impact on Sustainable Finance Practices 

  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on Climate Finance (sponsored by Imperial College London)

  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on the Role of the State in Sustainable Finance

  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize on Impact Measurement

  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize on Emerging Market Actors

  • GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on Sustainable Investment (sponsored by the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal

PhD Day Submissions

PhD submissions have closed. PhD day will be held virtually on Friday, September 11th. Registration and further details to come. ​

Call for


8-11 September 2020

Columbia University

The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment


10:00am - 12:00pm EDT