CSBF 2024

Navigating The Green Horizon:
Shaping The Future Of Sustainable Finance

2nd Conference on Sustainable Banking & Finance


This year’s event aims to further explore and advance the transformative role of sustainable banking and finance in shaping a more resilient and environmentally conscious future.

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The Conference

The 2nd Conference on Sustainable Banking & Finance aims to delve into the critical intersection of finance, environmental responsibility, and corporate governance. 

The urgency of addressing climate change has escalated, prompting global acknowledgment of a “sustainability emergency.” While political spheres have declared climate emergencies, there is a rising recognition among financial market participants and regulators regarding their pivotal role in mitigating global warming and safeguarding the stability of the financial sector.

This conference is a component of the PRINN – PNRR projects, titled “Incorporating climate-related risks into financial stability assessments: where are we now and how can we move forward?” And Modeling and valuation of financial instruments for climate and energy risk mitigation.

The conference will host a workshop related to the volatility measurement and understanding for sustainable assets and investments (WP1. Spoke 4, GRINS PE0000018).
Additionally, the conference incentives cooperation among the member of the SEA-EU alliance and aims to foster inclusive, digital, green interdisciplinary, and innovative training pathways as promoted by the task 2.2. of the alliance.

important dates

Early Draft paper submission deadline: 14th  April 2024
Conference registration: 14th  May 2024
Full paper submission deadline: 18th May 2024

Indicate the special track you wish to participate in during registration. Each special track will operate autonomously.


Addressing Climate Imperatives

Explore the evolving landscape of climate change threats and their impact on financial systems.

Financial Markets' Role

Examine how financial institutions can act as catalysts for positive change in the pursuit of sustainable practices.

Corporate Governance and Environmental Responsibility

Investigate the symbiotic relationship between corporate governance and environmental responsibility.

Regulatory Frameworks

Examine how regulators shape policies to encourage environmentally responsible financial practices amidst changing climate risks.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Encourage scholars from diverse fields to share theoretical insights, empirical evidence, and collaborate to exchange pioneering results and fresh perspectives.

Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

Seek comprehensive understanding through qualitative and quantitative studies. Encourage researchers to provide in-depth analyses documenting phenomena and offering innovative solutions.

Knowledge Exchange

Facilitate a platform for meaningful dialogue and knowledge exchange among academics, industry experts, policymakers, and practitioners.

Insurance companies’ role

Examine insurance companies’ role in safeguarding against economic losses from natural disasters and promoting adaptation to climate change risks.

Advancing Policy Development

Encourage proposals to deepen authorities’ understanding of sustainable finance with behavioral insights and integrate climate finance into financial literacy frameworks.

This conference will stimulate the discussion about the bidirectional nature of the relationship between climate change and finance. Specifically, the aim of this conference is to encouraging novel research about the following main, but non-exclusive, topics:

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Special Tracks

Energy and Climate Risk Evaluation: Navigating the Transition Towards a Sustainable Economy

Chair: Prof. Stefania Corsaro

At the heart of sustainable finance lies the imperative to mitigate climate and environmental risks, with the goal of reducing their impact on economies and societies. Recognizing the pivotal role that climate and energy derivatives play in managing the energy transition and combating climate change, this track emphasizes the importance of economic growth facilitated through risk-sharing and mitigation of losses caused by fluctuations in energy prices and climate conditions. The challenge of developing accurate models for the behavior of energy assets and weather-related variables is critical. Our objective is to stimulate dialogue among academics and practitioners on crafting models and methodologies for evaluating energy and climate risks.

Measuring Climate Risk Effects in the Financial System

Chair: Prof. Giovanni De Luca

The profound implications of climate change on the financial sector demand a focused examination. While significant attention has been paid to market or systemic risks, the specific risks associated with climate change have been comparatively underexplored. This track invites empirical, quantitative research that delves into the measurement of climate risk and its repercussions. We are particularly interested in studies on the impact of climate change on financial portfolios, statistical approaches for estimating climate beta, Climate Value-at-Risk calculations, and the influence of climate risk on systemic financial stability. Through fostering a scholarly exchange, we aim to advance our understanding of these critical issues and contribute to a more resilient financial system.

Corporate Strategy and Environmental Responsibility: A Dual Pathway to Sustainability

Chair: Prof. Ilaria Tutore

During a time when the importance of environmental sustainability is universally acknowledged, the complex interplay between corporate strategy and environmental responsibility highlights the critical need for businesses to integrate sustainability deeply within their strategic frameworks. As corporations traverse the dynamic and multifaceted landscapes of contemporary markets, the incorporation of sustainable practices into their foundational operations emerges not only as a moral obligation but also as a key to gaining a competitive edge. This exploration delves into the methods by which companies can synchronize their strategic goals with environmental stewardship, fostering a harmonious equilibrium between economic gains and the welfare of the planet.

Insurance Companies and Sustainability: Bridging Economic Resilience and Climate Adaptation

Chair: Prof. Maria Grazia Starita

In an era where the frequency and intensity of natural disasters are escalating, the role of insurance companies in economic resilience takes on new significance. This track examines how insurance firms can serve as catalysts for adaptation to climate change risks, focusing on the intersection between financial protection and sustainability. By exploring strategies for insurance companies to invest in sustainable solutions that resonate with the preferences of their policyholders, this discussion aims to highlight innovative approaches to aligning financial services with environmental sustainability objectives.

Green Finance Unleashed: Bridging Financial Literacy and Sustainability

Chair: Prof. Umberto Filotto

The motivation behind the relation between financial literacy and sustainable finance lies in the growing recognition that understanding financial principles is not just about economic prosperity but also about making choices that benefit the planet. By marrying the concepts of financial literacy with sustainable finance, we aim to illuminate the powerful role that informed financial decisions can play in fostering a greener economy. This approach underscores a commitment to not only educate but also to inspire action and innovation within the finance community, encouraging a shift towards investments and financial practices that have a positive impact on the environment. Through this, we seek to unleash the potential of green finance as a force for good, driving forward both economic and environmental well-being.

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Program Chairs

Francesca Battaglia – University of Naples Parthenope
Claudio Porzio – University of Naples Parthenope
Dario Salerno – University of Naples Parthenope
Gabriele Sampagnaro – University of Naples Parthenope

Roundtable on ESG Ratings


Lucia Alessi – European Commission-JRC
Danilo Chiono – RepRisk
Meryem Duygun – Nottingham University Business School
Julien Mazzacurati – European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Gianluca Spinetti – Analytics Sustainable Fitch

Keynote Speaker

Viral V. Acharya – V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business (NYU-Stern)


For accommodation, you can contact the following email address: 

info@chiaiaviaggi.it  and put in cc dario.salerno@uniparthenope.it

Or contact the following hotels that have an agreement with Parthenope University (therefore mention the Parthenope University of Naples): 

Grand Hotel Oriente – https://www.grandhoteloriente.it 

Hotel Mediterraneo – https://www.mediterraneapoli.com/ 

Royal Continental Hotel – https://www.royalgroup.it/royalcontinental/ 

The email address is: info@chiaiaviaggi.it 

They also have a website: http://chiaiaviaggi.it/ 


You can find additional information about visiting Naples and hotels here.


Suggestion: in choosing the location, please pay attention to selecting a venue not far from the conference venue (Via G. Parisi 13). With the recent high demand and consequent over-tourism, there are increasingly attractive offers located far from the center and difficult to reach by public transportation. Please note that Via Parisi is easily accessible via an elevator from Via Partenope and Chiaia (the neighborhood on the seafront in Naples).

Further Information

To finalize your registration and confirm your attendance at the conference, kindly follow the instructions forthcoming via email.
For any queries concerning the conference please contact the organizing committee at francesca.battaglia@uniparthenope.it; dario.salerno@uniparthenope.it.


CSBF 2024 will hold at University of Naples Parthenope, Via Generale Parisi, 13 – Naples, Italy

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