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Due to the continued Covid-19 emergency and the need for social distancing, we have made the decision to move the IWFSAS 2020 conference online.

Given the impact of the pandemic on the world economy and the multiple calls for a “green recovery”, the topic of this year’s conference remains of high importance and we look forward to receiving high-quality contributions to this important debate.

The conference will take place as scheduled, 10-11 September 2020.

Link to IWFSAS 2020 program

Please note the new deadline for the call for papers for the virtual conference: 30 June 2020.

The International Workshop on Financial System Architecture and Stability (IWFSAS) provides a forum for academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss current issues related to the structure and design of financial systems and their impact on macro-financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

The fifth IWFSAS conference offers leading academics, practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to discuss innovative research on a range of topics related to climate risk and sustainable finance. There is a consensus among scientists, policy makers and business leaders that climate change creates physical risks (from sea-level rise and weather-related events damaging physical assets and resources and disrupting trade and supply chains) and transition risks (from a sudden and disorderly adjustment to a low carbon economy) to firms in all economic sectors. This presents a major threat to the soundness and stability of the financial system.

This year’s IWFSAS meeting is hosted by the Centre for Banking Research at Cass Business School, in collaboration with the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria and the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA).

Keynote speaker of the workshop is Prof. Beata Javorcik Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, and Director at CEPR.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is the main sponsor of the event.

This call for papers asks for reflections on the impact of climate related risks the stability of the financial system and the role of various stakeholders to meet the challenges and opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

The Co-chairs of IWFSAS 2020 invite authors to submit high quality papers on topics related to climate risk and sustainable/green finance including, but not limited to, such topics as:

  • Asset pricing and climate risk
  • Green bonds and transition-linked financial instruments
  • Climate risk, fiduciary duties and other financial regulations
  • Divestment vs engagement vs ESG integration strategies by asset managers
  • Stranded assets and carbon bubble risks
  • Climate-related financial disclosure
  • Central banks and the greening of the financial sector
  • Insurance, banking & pension funds exposure to climate risks and other ESG issues
  • Impact investing, SRIs, and other sustainable finance trends
  • Climate and environmental risk management at corporate level
  • Taxonomy and other global, regional and national policy issues
  • Climate risks and inequality
  • Financial innovation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainability in financial systems: stability and crises

IWFSAS 2020 welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions on the above topics, in addition to other general topics that relate to the structure and stability of the financial system.


  • Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 24, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: August 31, 2020
  • Conference dates: September 10-11, 2020

Please submit your full manuscript in PDF format by May 31 via email to:

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