Call for papers_GRASFI

The 4th Annual Conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI) will be held online from September 1-3. Last year, SMU, through the Sim Kee Boon Institute (SKBI) became the first university member from ASEAN. For this year's conference, SKBI Director and Co-Director of the Singapore Green Finance Centre, Dave Fernandez, is part of the GRASFI Conference Committee.

In the lead up to the conference, GRASFI is seeking for 40 high-quality papers on sustainable finance and investment. Each chosen paper will be given a 30-minute slot and papers are likely to come from different disciplines to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration and learning.

The best papers presented will be awarded monetary prizes at the discretion of the Conference Committee. There will be at least seven paper prizes with categories such as GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on Sustainable Investment, GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research that Supports Central Banks and Financial Regulators to Green the Financial Systems and more.


Conference Themes

This year's themes and areas of interest are:

  • Adaptation and resilience
  • Biodiversity and nature
  • Central banks, regulation, and supervision
  • Data and metrics
  • Emerging markets
  • Environmental and climate risk analysis
  • Financial disclosure and reporting
  • Green and resilient recovery
  • Sustainable sectors (agriculture, healthcare, infrastructure investment, etc.)
  • FinTech
  • Taxonomies
  • Transition finance
  • International cooperation
  • Corporate sustainable performance


Submission Details

  1. Submissions must be academic working papers, which by the time of submission are not yet accepted for ­publication.
  2. The Paper Selection Committee will be undertaking a double-blind peer review process. Please anonymise your submission (double-blind reviewing policy) by excluding authors’ names.
  3. Please submit your paper at
  4. The deadline for submission is April 5th, 2021.


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