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Adam Smith Sustainability Conference & 2nd Annual Conference of the British Accounting Review

Adam Smith Sustainability Conference & 2nd Annual Conference of the British Accounting Review

Edinburgh University Business School and Edinburgh Futures Institute are organising the Adam Smith Sustainability Conference and 2nd Annual Conference of the British Accounting Review (BAR) in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, Scotland, providing a dynamic platform for global researchers and practitioners.

The event is designed to showcase cutting-edge studies exploring the intricate interplay between market-based and moral approaches in achieving sustainability and carbon neutrality and advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. We invite you to join us in Edinburgh immediately following the Edinburgh Festivals for an enriching and inspiring gathering. Here, thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners will come together to exchange innovative ideas, share cutting-edge research, and collectively contribute to shaping a sustainable and responsible future.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Sir Oliver Hart, Harvard University (2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics)
Professor Steven Ongena, University of Zurich
Professor Richard Tol, University of Sussex Professor Grigory Vilkov, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Conference Chair
Professor Gavin Jack, Dean of Business School, University of Edinburgh

Special Issue
The conference will lead to a Special Issue (SI) for the British Accounting Review. It welcomes novel research on a wide range of topics related to the influences of sustainable finance and carbon markets on green innovation, circular economy, and integration of moral and market perspectives in dealing with climate and environmental issues.

This Special Issue will be managed by:

Professor Bing Xu, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Dimitris Christopoulos, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Steven Ongena, University of Zurich

Professor Grigory Vilkov, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


The Conference Submissions deadline will be 15th June 2024.


Edinburgh University Business School

29 Buccleuch Pl





28th to 29th August 2024


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