Workshop Basic Info


The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University


Prof. Gbenga Adamolekun
Assistant Professor in Edinburgh Napier University

Personal Bio:

Dr Gbenga Adamolekun is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Finance at Edinburgh Napier University. Before his current position, he held similar roles at the Coventry University. His research is largely situated in the areas of sustainable finance and corporate finance. He is interested in decoupling how corporate green transition or failure to transit affects various corporate outcomes. His work has been published in various journals including the Journal of Environmental Management, Abacus, Economics Letters, Finance Research Letters, and Management Decision Economics. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Investment and Management.


The call for sustainable corporate practices has garnered significant attention in the last decade. One aspect that has been central to most conversations is corporate greenness. In particular, corporate transition to greener production processes. In response to this pressure, corporations all around the world are divesting from carbon-intensive production processes or in some instances, they are making an effort to ensure existing dirty productions are carbon. neutral. Nonetheless, some corporations have chosen a dismissive stance on the issue. Despite the burgeoning conversation on the adoption or non-adoption of greener production processes, there is a paucity of research on the corporate finance implications of corporate climate actions or inaction.


On one hand, market participants may punish firms that have chosen not to transition to greener production processes.

This may be evident in the cost of equity, cost of debt or other corporate finance outcome. Such firms may evade market penalties if failure to transition translates to cheaper production processes and consequently higher earnings. An alternative proposition is that transitioning could increase investor confidence, lessen the cost of capital and in effect lead to potential market-dominating positions. Empirical literature testing this phenomenon is scant. The goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussion around this issue.

Call for Papers

The main goal of the workshop “Decoupling Corporate Finance Implications of Firm Climate Action” is to generate an intense exchange of ideas and discuss topics related to the nexus between green innovation, climate action, cost of equity, cost of debt or other corporate finance outcome.

The workshop participants are welcome to submit research papers in topics such as emission trading schemes, bankruptcy risk, climate action and other related subjects. The central point revolves around


  • green innovation
  • climate change risk
  • firm climate actions
  • climate change
  • Submission

    Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full papers that include title, abstract, introduction, tables, figures, conclusion and references. It is unnecessary to submit an abstract in advance. The deadline for general submission is July 31, 2024.

    Each paper should be no less than 4 pages. One regular registration can cover a paper of 6 pages, and additional pages will be charged. Please format your paper well according to the conference template below before submission.

    Paper Template

    Please prepare your paper in both .doc/.docx and .pdf format and submit your full paper by email with both formats attached directly to


    The paper accepted by this workshop will be published in Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences (Print ISSN 2754-1169) and will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Crossref, Portico, Google Scholar, CNKI, and other databases for indexing. The situation may be affected by factors among databases like processing time, workflow, policy, etc.

    * The papers will be exported to production and publication on a regular basis. Early-registered papers are expected to be published online earlier.



    Besides the onsite meeting, this workshop also holds a poster session which allow for a larger number of authors to share their research. The poster session will provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in a visual and interactive way, allowing for more engagement and discussion with other attendees. Authors of qualified papers will be invited to present their works with digital posters. We believe that this online poster session will still be a great platform for participants to share, discuss, and cooperate.

    All accepted authors will receive an invitation email to present a poster at this workshop. Please note that all poster presenters must submit the poster before August 19, 2024.

    Guidelines for Poster Presentation

    1. Poster presentations must be prepared using the template provided:
      *Poster layout template for poster presentation (download)
      *Poster layout background (download)
    2. Posters should generally be in A1 size (width: 594mm x height: 841mm) and include the followings:

      Title, author and co-author names, and the affiliation(s) information.

      Body parts, including "Abstract", "Introduction", "Methods", "Results", "Discussion" and "Conclusions".

    3. Presenters are suggested to set the font size properly and avoid placing anything at the margin part of the poster as it will be difficult to view.
    4. Posters should be well illustrated. All the pictures used should be high quality and with high resolution.
    5. All the posters will be displayed online on the official website. Each poster will have both a small thumbnail and a full-size version.
    6. Posters will be displayed during the online session. After the presentation is over, the full-size version of all posters will become invisible. But thumbnails still can be seen on the website.

    (You can refer to the instructions for more detailed information. Additional presentation guidelines may be announced by workshop committees.)


    *Since the seats are limited, if you would like to attend the workshop, please contact in advance.

    9 Sighthill Ct, Edinburgh EH11 4BN, United Kingdom


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