Ethics and Sustainability in Banking and Finance

1 September 2023


6th Transatlantic Conference on The Ethics of Business, Trade, and Global Governance

Location: University of St Andrews

Dates: 23rd to 24th November 2023

Submissions Deadline: 15th September 2023


Keynote Speakers

Professor Barbara Casu (Bayes Business School) and Professor Mollie Painter (Nottingham Trent University)


The Department of Finance at the University of St Andrews Business School

in cooperation with the Department of Finance, University of Vienna, and the Center for Ethics in Society, Saint Anselm College, announces a call for proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on economics, ethics, and global governance in banking and finance.

The current economic turmoil driven by war, geopolitical tension and inflation is amplifying uncertainties and instability. As such, banking systems are again entering the centre stage, together with unregulated crypto markets and a lack of integration of international financial markets. These developments raise again questions about ethical behaviour in business, socially responsible investments, governance, risk-taking and protective regulation.

Topics of particular interest include:

Resiliency and Sustainability

Supply-Chain, International Commerce
Banks Ownership Financial Integration and Innovation
Corporate Governance Ethics
Social responsibility Global Governance

The goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together ethicists, economists, political scientists, international relations scholars, policy experts, and business leaders to examine how banking, international trade and investments can be conducted more ethically in a post-pandemic and conflict context.



Please submit an extended abstract or full paper (full papers will be given priority). We will accept proposals for individual presentations, entire panels (3-5 presentations per panel), or moderated roundtable discussions. All proposals may be submitted via email to Dr Maria Chiara Iannino,, by 15th September 2023, and replies will be provided by mid-September. All presenters will be required to submit completed papers by 1st November 2023.


More Information

The conference will be in-person only at the University of St Andrews. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact