CfP - Journal of Corporate Finance Special Issue and Conference on "The Finance of Climate Change"

The Journal of Corporate Finance is inviting submissions for a Special Issue and Conference on "The Finance of Climate Change" (link). The conference will take place from 16th to 17th December 2019 at the Institut Louis Bachelier, Paris, France.

Please find the Call for Papers below.

Call for Papers - The Finance of Climate Change

Guest Editors:

Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School)

Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School)

Gianfranco Gianfrate (EDHEC Business School) – managing guest editor


Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources and climate. The extent of the environmental impact from climate change is still uncertain but the recent scientific evidence is increasingly worrisome (IPCC, 2018) and many governments are taking decisive steps in order to avert a catastrophe. The transition towards a low-carbon economy requires a broad array of financial instruments and innovations that will have far-reaching implications for markets, corporations, intermediaries, and investors. The financial implications of climatic change risks - in a context of evolving climate policies - are still understudied. Specific research areas to be covered include the use of capital markets to create market-based emissions trading systems, the efficiency of the market pricing of climatic risks, the role of venture capital and alternative finance to develop new low-emissions technologies, the climate risks assessment and disclosure for banks and non-financial companies, the contribution of project finance and private equity to building clean energy projects, the financial management decisions affected by climate risks and policies, the corporate governance conflicts and incentives in addressing climate risks, and the design of investment strategies to hedge climate risks and liabilities.


Suggestions for research topics (to name a few) include:

Efficiency of the market pricing of climate risksCausal links between global warming and firm or industry cash flowsVenture capital, crowdfunding, and alternative finance for clean-techGreen bonds and green financial institutionsValuation of stranded assets in energy and carbon intensive industriesPrivate equity and project finance for renewable energy investmentsAgency conflict, board oversight, and corporate governance incentives in dealing with climate risksInstitutional investors and climate changeGreen lending and green stress testingHedging climate risksCorporate disclosure regarding carbon and climate risk exposures.

Scientific Committee: Ben Caldecott (University of Oxford); Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School); Caroline Flammer (Boston University); Gianfranco Gianfrate (EDHEC Business School); Harrison Hong (Columbia University); Matteo Maggiori (Harvard University); Dirk Schoenmaker (Rotterdam School of Management); Enrique Schroth (Cass Business School); Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School).


Full paper submissions for the conference (only in English): from July 1 to August 31, 2019. Please send your working paper to the following email: with the subject heading “Conference on Climate Change Finance”.

Conference dates: 16-17 December 2019, Institut Louis Bachelier, Paris, France.

Deadline for paper submission (more details below) for the special issue of the Journal of Corporate Finance: January 31, 2020.


Aug 31, 2019: conference submission deadline for full manuscript

Sept 30, 2019: decisions for conference presentation

16-17 December 2020: conference in Paris

Jan 31, 2020: submission to Special Issue

December 31, 2020: expected publication

Contact information

For questions regarding the conference and the special issue please contact

Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF) Combined Submission Option: 

Articles submitted to the conference that fall within the scope of the Journal of Corporate Finance may be considered for a special issue on the Finance of Climate Change in the Journal under its dual review process. Please, refer to the related dual submission guidelines on the conference website and the email announcement for the call for papers.

The Guest Editors will initially review the papers. After consultation with the sponsoring editor (Bart Lambrecht) from the Journal, papers that pass the initial screening test will be invited by the guest editor for submission to a special issue in the Journal of Corporate Finance. All submissions should be made using the following address:

Papers submitted to the special issue will go through a standard reviewing process with anonymous referees. The reviewing process will be managed by the guest editors with oversight of the General Editors of The Journal of Corporate Finance.


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