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Climate risks and net-zero solutions

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Nottingham Business School is organising a one-day in-person event around the theme of climate risks and net-zero solutions in order to help attendees, especially the PhD students and early career researchers’ (ECR), to gain a better understanding of climate risks, develop and refine their research on how to examine and combat the impacts of climate change and offer great opportunities for networking with academic and practitioners.

  • From: Thursday 20 April 2023, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 20 April 2023, 6 pm
  • Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am
  • Booking deadline: Friday 24 March 2023, 12.00 pm
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Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University in association with SAMS (The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies)

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Over the last decades, climate-related risks have been posing a threat to business operations. Their severe negative impacts, including facilities damages, supply chain disruptions and resources scarcity, have been increasingly recognised. 70% of all economic sectors and 25% of organisations worldwide are already directly affected by climate-related disasters.

Goal 13-Climate action, one of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), calls for urgent actions to combat climate change and its impact by all counties. 196 parties have agreed to reduce carbon emissions to keep temperature rises as close to 1.5°C as possible to avoid the worst impacts of climate change under the 2015 Paris agreement. Although many countries have made considerable efforts to cutting carbon emissions, they will miss the interim target without taking further actions. This underpins the urgency and importance of setting up new action plans to dramatically reduce carbon emissions further to reach the ambitious net-zero target by 2050.

Our one-day workshop aims to bring academics, partitioners and policy makers together to propose possible strategies to further reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change, to help companies and investors better manage risks and opportunities resulting from climate change, and to encourage the organisations to integrate climate risk analysis into decision-making and risk management practice in order to help the transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy. We would encourage authors to submit papers on the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Measuring and modelling of climate risks
  • Hedging strategies for carbon risk and carbon markets
  • Environmental disclosure and firm performance
  • Climate risks and corporate governance
  • ESG investing and its impact
  • Climate risks and financial stability
  • Carbon tax policy issues
  • Green bonds issuances and sustainability
  • Carbon neutrality and bank lending

Keynote speakers

Prof Grigory Vilkov, Professor in Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Professor Grigory Vilkov

Grigory Vilkov is Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. After his undergraduate studies with concentration in world economy, he continued to get his MBA from the University of Rochester, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD, and then habilitation from Goethe University Frankfurt. He was an assistant professor at Goethe University and visiting professor at the University of Mannheim. His work has been published in top finance and economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Finance, and Management Science.

Dr. Caspar Siegert, Head of Climate Risk, Bank of England.

Dr Casper Siegert

Caspar Siegert is the Head of climate risk in the Bank of England's Markets area. Prior to this, Caspar worked for the Sustainable Investing group at JP Morgan Asset Management where he helped establish JPMAM’s sustainable investing data and analytics, and as senior manager in the financial stability area at Bank of England. He has published many papers in top economics journals including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, among others.

Organising committee

Conghui (Jocelyn) Chen, Nottingham Trent University

Sercan Demiralay, Nottingham Trent University

Yan Wang, Nottingham Trent University

Publication opportunities

The organising committee will invite selected conference papers to be submitted to one of the following journals:

British Accounting Review

British Accounting Review

Journal of Environmental Management

Journal of Environmental Management

Special Issue for “Ecological Challenges and Environmental Management in the Era of Global Conflict”, guest editors Dr. Muhammad Ali Nasir and Dr. Yong Wang, submission deadline July 31, 2023.

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Please note that paper acceptance and recommendation by the organising committee are not a guarantee of publication in the journal. All the papers will go through the normal review process following the journal’s review policy.

Submissions and important dates:

  • 3rd  Mar 2023 Deadline for extended abstract/full paper submission
  • 10th Mar 2023 Notification of acceptance.
  • 24th Mar 2023 Deadline for registration
  • 20th April 2023 Conference date

This event will take place on 20th April 2023, at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Extended abstracts or full papers are to be submitted via Email: Please put “climate risks and net zero solutions” in the subject line in the email. Papers submitted to this workshop ideally have not been accepted for publication and close to be accepted. Papers will be reviewed and selected by programme committee consisting of members of Accounting and Finance department at Nottingham Trent University. All papers presented at the workshop will have a discussant assigned.

The workshop is free of charge and open to everyone. PhD students and early career researchers are particularly welcome. A limited number of bursaries will be offered to doctoral students and ECRs who present their work at the workshop. This funding, generously provided by the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAMS), can be used to pay for travel expenses, hotel accommodation, and subsistence. All the submission will be considered, and the award will be communicated via email. For any enquiries regarding this workshop, please contact Conghui (Jocelyn) Chen (, Sercan Demiralay ( or Yan Wang (

About NBS

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is internationally accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB. NBS also hold accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research. NBS is honoured to be named as a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion for the second time in 2020-2021 Champions cycle. It was ranked amongst the top 95 in the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings from 2016 - 2019.

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