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Cardiff Sustainable Finance Research Group

We aim to be a frontier institute in international arena that cultivates a vibrant and collaborative environment for innovative and impactful research on sustainability and finance.

The World Bank (2021) defines ‘Sustainable Finance’ as “the process of taking due account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to increased longer-term investments into sustainable economic activities and projects.”

Cardiff Sustainable Finance Research Group invites scholars working on different areas of sustainability as well as finance and promotes collaborative and transformative research to bridge the gap between broad fields of those studies. By doing so, the group engages in academic activities that directly support Cardiff Business School’s ‘Public Value’ ethos.

Aims

  • facilitate interdisciplinary research on sustainability and finance across sections, schools, and universities
  • support Cardiff Business School’s ‘Public Value’ philosophy by connecting the group’s members with outside stakeholders to inform them about their research on sustainable finance
  • promote Cardiff Business School as one of the world-leading centres for research on sustainability and finance
  • support scholars in achieving high quality and impactful research that contributes in various subject areas of sustainable finance

Meet the team

Director

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Dr Onur Tosun

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Telephone
+44 29208 74517
Email
TosunO@cardiff.ac.uk

Academic staff

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Professor Susan Bartlett

Head of Accounting and Finance, Professor of Accounting and Finance

Telephone
+44 29208 75193
Email
Bartlett@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Mengyuan Chen

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email
ChenM12@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Izidin El Kalak

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance

Telephone
+44 29208 74961
Email
ElKalakI@cardiff.ac.uk
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Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation

Telephone
+44 29225 10880
Email
EshraghiA@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Dudley Gilder

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Telephone
+44 29208 75561
Email
GilderD@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Bo Guan

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Telephone
+44 29225 11772
Email
GuanB1@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Bilal Hafeez

Lecturer in Finance

Telephone
+44 29225 11875
Email
HafeezB2@cardiff.ac.uk
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Professor Saeed Heravi

Professor in Quantitative Methods

Telephone
+44 29208 75787
Email
HeraviS@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Hao Li

Lecturer in Finance

Email
LiH86@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Qian Li

Lecturer in Sustainable Business Operations

Telephone
+44 29208 79247
Email
LiQ50@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Maryam Lotfi

Senior Lecturer of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Telephone
+44 29225 10877
Email
LotfiM@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Asma Mobarek

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Telephone
+44 29208 74256
Email
MobarekA@cardiff.ac.uk
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Professor Peter Morgan

Professor of Quantitative Analysis

Telephone
+44 29208 75727
Email
MorganPH@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Helen Mussell

Lecturer in Organizational Studies
Director of Online Learning

Telephone
+44 29206 88841
Email
MussellH@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Hui Situ

Lecturer in Accounting

Telephone
+44 29208 74271
Email
SituH1@cardiff.ac.uk
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Dr Yizhi Wang

Lecturer in Finance

Telephone
+44 29225 13227
Email
WangY510@cardiff.ac.uk

Postgraduate students

Publications

Events

Seminars and Workshops

  • Seminar (21 May 2024): Dr Jana Fidrmuc, University of Warwick presents ‘Shareholder activism: Blessing or affliction for incumbent CEOs’.
    • 12:00 – 14:00, Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business School, room 1.28.

Past events

  • Seminar (19 March 2024): Dr Danmo Lin, University of Warwick presents ‘The Spillover of Corporate ES on Bank Loan Cost’.
  • Seminar (11 May 2023): Dr Bilal Hafeez, Cardiff University  ‘Seizing the opportunity: Climate policy uncertainty exposure and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord’.

Cardiff Sustainable Finance Conference

The first International Sustainable Finance Conference organisedby the Cardiff Sustainable Finance Research Group (CSFRG) was held on Friday 10 November 2023 at Cardiff Business School.

Professor Peter Wells, Pro Dean for Public Value, Cardiff Business School welcomed the delegates to the conference. Eight high-quality papers were invited for presentation, these were from Westminster International University in Tashkent, Newcastle University, University of Bath, and Cardiff University. The themes of the papers included ‘Corporate Environmental Performance and Stock Price Crash Risk; Supply Chain Carbon Leakage; CEOs’ Personal Values and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance;Green Innovation;Climate Policy Uncertainty;Environmental Degradation and Digital Economy; Extinction Accounting for De-extinction and Rewilding; Wildfire Smoke and Local Businesses’.

The keynote presentation was given by Professor Hisham Farag, University of Birmingham.

Following the concluding remarks by Dr Onur Kemal Tosun, Director of CSFRG, the conference closed with a Gala Dinner.