Conference Announcement: Second Sustainable Finance Forum

Conference dates

10 Jul 2021 - 12 Jul 2021


Online & Onsite in Shanghai, China


Today’s businesses and investors are increasingly dealing with the risks and opportunities of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, due to the scarcity of resources, conflicts in community and labor relations, and climate change. Meanwhile, more and more investment managers have stepped in to offer impact products in their portfolios as investors begin to evaluate how they can invest in ways that can meet financial goals and support social and environmental change. Bridging the gap between traditional capitalism and a new context of shared economic and social value, sustainable finance is quickly becoming a core part of the mission of governments, financial institutions and companies globally.

Sustainable Finance Forum (SFF) was founded by Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Singapore Management University and other academic institutes.

The main objective of the forum is to facilitate more active dialogues between academics and the industry so as to inform research and practice in Asia and across the world. Therefore, the conference will be featured by academic paper presentations and panel discussions by industry practitioners and regulators.

DATE: July 10-12, 2021

VENUE: 211 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, China

July 10th (9:00 - 17:30, UTC+8): Practioner Session (Onsite, Language: mostly in Chinese)
- ESG and Fixed Income
- ESG Product Disclosure
- ESG Frameworks
- ESG and Big Data
- Carbon Neutrality and ESG Investment
- ESG and Alpha Return
- Impact Measurement
July 11th (9:00 - 17:50, UTC+8): Academic Session (Onsite + Online, Language: English)
July 12th (9:00 - 12:20, UTC+8): Academic Session (Online, Language: English)
The detailed program of the forum can be found at:

REGISTRATION: Register for the event here:
NOTE: Please register before July 7th(Beijing Time, UTC+8).

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shenzhen Finance Institute and School of Management and Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Tzu-kuan Chiu (SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Bohui Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
Hao Liang (Singapore Management University, ECGI)

Bohui Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
Caroline Flammer (Boston University)
David Ng (Cornell University)
Hao Liang (Singapore Management University, ECGI)
Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University, ECGI)
Mingyi Hung (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Oguzhan Karakas (University of Cambridge)
Pedro Matos (University of Virginia, ECGI)
Philipp Krueger (University of Geneva)
Tzu-kuan Chiu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, SAIF)
Xavier Giroud (Columbia University, NBER)

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further enquiries about the conference, please contact: