International Workshop on ESG Values (IWESGV)

International Workshop on ESG Values (IWESGV)
2022/06/09 – 2022/06/10
Universidad de Deusto – Campus de Bilbao. Unibertsitate etorbidea 24 48007 Bilbao
 
International Workshop on ESG Values (IWESGV)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Organizing Committee is currently inviting submission of papers for the INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ESG VALUES to be held 9th and 10th June 2022 in Bilbao, Spain.

Submission is done electronically. Please submit your paper (in pdf) to this email: sustainable.finance.ws@deusto.es by March 31st, 2022.

BEE Special Issue

A selection of the best contributions from the workshop will be chosen to be accepted for Fast-Track in the academic journal Bulletin of Economic Studies. Please, send your work to this link to be eligible for the Special Issue.

Aims and Scope

ESG values have evolved in recent years. Initially they were seen as an accessory, later as a differentiating element and today they are a necessary, though not sufficient, condition to compete in a compromised global market. From the search for shareholder benefit, we have evolved to satisfy the needs of other stakeholders, which ultimately seems to be correlated with the value of the organisation and leads to a virtuous circle.

However, some questions arise: Is this correlation unidirectional? In other words, are the organisations that are most committed to their stakeholders the ones that the market assigns greater value to, or are those that are better positioned, more highly valued, with healthy accounts, the ones that can afford to “look after” their stakeholders?

Besides, if the market does indeed value organisations with better ESG standards, it is possible that some companies may opportunistically and deliberately disguise their ratios, a practice commonly referred to as “greenwashing”. This begs the question: How socially, environmentally and governmentally committed are companies with high ESG scores?

This issue addresses ESG issues in organisations from a holistic perspective, covering the following areas of knowledge:

  • Good corporate governance: how can we assess it? What types of indicators exist? How are they built? Are available indicators good proxies for good governance? What are the relationships between good governance and organisational performance?
  • The social and environmental commitment of organisations: to what extent can organisations contribute to a decarbonised world? Can they have a positive impact on global warming? What financial products are considered sustainable? Are sustainable financial products more profitable? Do they provide greater investor diversification? Do they reduce risk? The social impact of the company: What policies favour the development of human capital in organisations? Are good practices regarding social policies linked to the performance and/or valuation of companies?
  • Socially Responsible Investment (SRI): What is the purpose of SRI? Is decarbonisation of the planet and economic growth possible? Can SRI contribute to greater financial stability? How do ESG policies and values translate into financial institutions? Is impact investing a truly sustainable option?
  • New regulations linked to sustainable finance: non-financial reporting, disclosure obligations, new EU taxonomy, regulation linked to the circular economy.

Important dates / deadlines

Original papers can be submitted until: 31 March 2022
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2022
Early registration deadline: 1-15 May 2022
Welcome and sessions: 9 June 2022

 

Registration – fees and procedure

Registration can be made online at TBA. Further instructions will be provided to authors of accepted papers.

The following registration fees apply:

Registration Fees-early (by 15th May 2022): 100 euros
Registration Fees-late (from 16th May 2022 to 9th June 2022): 200 euros
Full-time student registration fees: 50 euros

 

Organizing Committee

  • Laura Baselga-Pascual – Universidad de Deusto
  • Estibaliz Goicoechea – Universidad de Deusto
  • Guillermo Badía – Universidad de Deusto
  • Leyre Goitia – Universidad de Deusto
  • Lidia Lobán – Universidad de Deusto
  • Olga del Orden – Universidad de Deusto

 

Scientific Committee

  • Guillermo Badía – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Aitor Garmendia – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Angela Gallo – City, University of London (UK)
  • Antonio Trujillo-Ponce – Universidad Pablo de Olavide (España)
  • Bert Scholtens – University of St Andrews (UK)
  • Cristina Ortiz – Universidad de Zaragoza (España)
  • Edurne Íñigo Alday – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Emilia Vähamaa – Hanken School of Economics (Finlandia)
  • Estibaliz Goicoechea – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Fernando Gómez-Bezares-Pascual – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Florinda Silva – Univeristy of Minho (Portugal)
  • Gema Albort Landart – Universidad de Sevilla (España)
  • José Luis González-Pernía – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • José Luis Retolaza Ávalos – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Josune Saenz Martínez – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Laura Baselga-Pascual – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Leyre Goitia – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Lidia Lobán – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Luis Vicente – Universidad de Zaragoza (España)
  • Manuel Rocha Armada – Univeristy of Minho (Portugal)
  • Maria Ceu Cortez – Univeristy of Minho (Portugal)
  • Mikel Larreina – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Nebojsa Dimic – University of Vaasa (Finlandia)
  • Nekane Aramburu – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Olga del Orden – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Reyes Samaniego – Medina Universidad Pablo de Olavide (España)
  • Ricardo Aguado Muñoz – Universidad de Deusto (España)
  • Vanja Piljak – University of Vaasa (Finlandia)
  • Sami Vähämaa – University of Vaasa (Finlandia)
 
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