Sustainable and Socially Responsible Finance (2022)

Yunus Social Business Centre Conference

  • Date: from 06 October 2022 to 07 October 2022

  • Event location: Department of Management, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

  • Access Details: Admission subject to enrolment/registration and payment of a fee

University Campus (Forlì)

The Yunus Social Business Centre and the Department of Management at the University of Bologna organize the first edition of the Sustainable and Socially Responsible Finance Conference.

Conference goals

The Conference aims to bring together leading academics, practitioners, and policy-makers and provide the opportunity to present state-of-the-art research on the following significant challenges:

  • Can the sustainable and impact investing securities meet the growing sustainable financial needs?
  • Which asset pricing methods can be proposed to value innovative financial tools  (ie social impact bonds and crowdfunding)?
  • What is the role of policy-makers in promoting green, impact, and sustainable finance?
  • Is there a role for fintech in the sustainable finance industry?
  • How can behavioral aspects influence the choice of sustainable investment opportunities?

Keynote speaker: Prof. Brian Lucey – Trinity College of Dublin.

For any inquiries, please contact: Prof. Andi Duqi (Department od Management, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna)


The Conference will be held in presence at the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, Forlì Campus.

Should COVID-19 restrictions prevent the Conference from taking place in person or in large groups, it will be adjusted toward a conference combining in-person and online participation or a Conference held entirely online.

Registration fees

  • Standard fee: EUR 150 + VAT
  • Late submission fee (after 31 July 2022): EUR 200 + VAT
  • PhD session: EUR 75 + VAT

Call for papers open

The call for papers is open until July 31st, 2022. 

Papers in the following areas are solicited (other related areas may also be considered):

  • Sustainable finance
  • Impact investing
  • Financial intermediaries and their role in the sustainability transition
  • Finance for social enterprises
  • Regulation of sustainable finance
  • Sustainable finance and the energy transition
  • Sustainable finance and fintech
  • Sustainable finance and behavioral finance
  • Social and sustainable business models

A preliminary version of the paper or extended abstract should be submitted by email by July 31st, 2022, writing to, using the file name “SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf”.

Early submissions are highly encouraged.

Authors will be notified of the decision by August 31st, 2022, and invited to submit the latest version of the paper by September 7th and pay the submission fee. 

A special session will be devoted to papers presented by Ph.D. students, which will benefit from the feedback of a panel of senior academicians.

Special issues
A subset of papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in the Finance Research Letters (AJG 2*) and International Review of Financial Analysis (AJG 3*) special issues. Acceptance to the Conference does not guarantee publication in the abovementioned special issues and is subject to a regular review and revision process.

The submission of the special issues will be possible from October 2022 (after the Conference) to February 2023. 

The Special Issues will be edited by Professor Samuel Vigne (LUISS Business School), Professor Brian Lucey (Trinity College, Dublin), Professor Giuseppe Torluccio (Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna ), Professor Andi Duqi (Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna ), Dr. Salvatore Perdichizzi (Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna ), and Dr. Giovanni Cardillo (Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna).

Important dates

  • Submission of the preliminary manuscript or extended abstract: July 31st, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance and fee payment: August 31st, 2022
  • Submission of the definitive version of the paper to be presented: September 7th, 2022
  • Conference dates: 6-7 October 2022

Organizing committee

Giovanni Cardillo, Helen Chiappini, Andi Duqi, Salvatore Perdichizzi, Giuseppe Torluccio.

Scientific committee

1. Brian Lucey
2. Samuel Vigne
3. Giuseppe Torluccio
4. Andi Duqi
5. Helen Chiappini
6. Giovanni Cardillo
7. Salvatore Perdichizzi
8. Daniela Bolzani
9. Magalì Fia
10. Federica Bandini