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The 2023 International Conference in Finance, Banking and Accounting (ICFBA)

 The conference theme is “Sustainable finance and ESG issues in financial markets, banking and accounting”

However, the conference aims to provide a forum for debate across various aspects of finance, banking and accounting. Therefore, topics of interest, although not limited to the ones below are:

  • Accounting: Environmental accounting, Financial and non-financial disclosures (e.g. ESG, cybersecurity), ESG and the measurement of impairment losses, Forensic accounting, Green finance policy and audit quality, CSR auditing, etc.
  • Bank management: risk management, corporate governance, M&As, bankruptcy, efficiency and performance, syndicated loans and ESG pricing, etc.
  • Corporate finance: capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, share repurchases, etc.
  • Corporate governance: board of directors, remuneration, shareholder voting, corporate governance regulations, etc.
  • Financial markets: stock markets, bond markets, mutual funds, globalization and integration, asset pricing, market volatility, behavioural finance, exchange rate markets, commodities markets, etc.
  • Financial regulation and monetary policy: Basel framework, micro- and macro-prudential regulations, monetary policy, etc.
  • Financial stability: competition, risk assessment, systemic risk, financial crises and resolution, etc.
  • FinTech: crowdfunding, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, LendTech, machine learning and big data, PayTech, robo-advisors, etc.
  • Institutional environment: formal and informal institutions, like legal system and social capital, etc.
  • Sustainable finance: climate risk, ESG strategies, green bonds, social and green banking, microfinance, cooperative and mutual finance, central banks’ green finance policies, policy making initiatives (e.g., European Commission’s Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth), etc.
  • Real estate markets: house pricing & housing bubbles, real estate markets and the macroeconomy, green finance for green buildings, etc.
  • Risk management: credit risk, reputational risk, etc.
  • Taxation: taxation implications of ESG strategies, tax avoidance, etc.