Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice, Cape Town, 29-31 May 2013

The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) of the Maastricht University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) will host a joint conference on “Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice”. The conference will take place on 29-31 May 2013 on the Bellville Park Campus of USB in Cape Town.

The on-going challenges of managing the consequences of the global financial crisis have generated much academic and policy debate. The academic community is just beginning to understand the lessons from this crisis. Of major concern is the stability of the financial system: In the medium to long run, a financial system is only sustainable when it is stable. At the same time, concerns over the impact of financial institutions’ actions lead to the question of how important a stable financial system is for sustainability in finance.

This conference brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to present and discuss their evidence and conclusions on financial stability and sustainable finance. The intention is to investigate (the links between) financial stability and sustainable finance from various perspectives, with research based in macro-, micro- and institutional economics as well as corporate finance and financial markets. Topics include:

  •               Financial policy and regulation
  •               Macro-economic policies in the global economy
  •               The role of finance in economic growth and development
  •               International capital flows and foreign direct investment
  •               Development finance institutions and instruments
  •               Institutional investors and engagement
  •               Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

Details regarding the conference including the conference program are available here. Registration for the conference is possible until 22 May, 2013. For more information, contact Ms van Aernsbergen at the conference secretariat.