Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Conference

2023 CSFN Annual Conference
June 22-23, 2023
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Invitation and Call for Papers

Dalhousie University is pleased to invite paper submissions for the 2023 Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Annual Conference to be hosted by the Faculty of Management (FoM) on June 22–23, 2023. This in-person fourth CSFN conference welcomes academic researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the latest sustainable finance research and the economic and societal impact of the transition to a green and low-carbon economy, and promote innovations and best practices for sustainable finance education. CSFN’s goal is to support the transition of Canada’s financial system to one in which sustainable growth is engrained in investment decisions, business practices, government policies and education programs.

We expect to have 15 to 20 academic papers, with a session specifically tailored for emerging scholars and graduate (PhD) students. We will have a practitioner panel focused on the growing importance of sustainable finance.

CSFN2023 will feature presentations and discussions of original, unpublished studies on sustainable finance focusing on, but not limited to, sustainable investing, CSR and ESG: performance and disclosure, greenwashing, climate finance and climate change risk, and sustainable finance education.

Deadline for submission of full papers or extended abstracts April 28, 2023
Notification of paper acceptance April 30, 2023
Registration deadline for presenters May 23, 2023
Conference dates June 22–23, 2023

Conference Registration

Registration fees will cover all conference activities including breakfasts and nutritional breaks on June 22 & 23 and lunch and dinner on June 22. Register for the Conference

CSFN Members $295 CAD + HST
Non-Members $395 CAD + HST
Graduate Students $175 CAD + HST (limited financial support available)  


We have arranged for a special rate of $239 per night at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. This hotel is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from campus. To receive this rate, reservations must be made by May 23, 2023. Link to Hotel Reservation for CSFN 2023

Paper submission procedure

There is no submission fee. Full research papers or extended abstracts should be uploaded by April 28, 2023, to CSFN Paper Submissions

Please include a cover page with the title of the paper, abstract, authors and affiliations, and the email of the corresponding author. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by April 30, 2023. Questions about the submission process? Please email

Organizing committee: Najah Attig and Greg Hebb of the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

Conference venue:  
     Faculty of Management
     Dalhousie University
     Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
     6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 4R2

About the Faculty of Management and Dalhousie University: The FoM is an AACSB-accredited school with a strong research culture. It serves over 1600 students and prides itself on developing the next generation of innovative leaders. It specializes in experiential learning including residencies, consulting projects, co-op work terms, internships and new venture creation. Collaboration with our employer partners across Canada brings opportunity to our students and relevancy to our programs (Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, Bachelor of Management, Corporate Residency MBA, Blended/Online MBA in Financial Services or Leadership, Executive Education, MSc in Business). The FoM is part of Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. Dalhousie is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city known for its great quality of life. Dalhousie is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and home to 56 Canada Research Chairs. Information about the Faculty of Management and its programs may be found at