Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Banking and Finance

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability and Finance".

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SKEMA Business School, Université Côte d’Azur, Paris, France
Interests: banking; money; finance

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1. Associate Professor, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
2. Adjunct Professor, SKEMA Business School, Université Côte d’Azur, Paris, France
Interests: sustainable finance; corporate social responsibility; banking and finance; business ethics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At the start of the 21st century, sustainability became a matter of business strategy and an opportunity for a new form of economic progress. Sustainability also has a legal and regulatory dimension linked to the duty of compliance and risk management.

Some banking and non-banking companies strive to develop sustainable development strategies in a clear manner. However, in the face of greenwashing, much remains to be done, particularly in terms of impact measurement.

Many companies still fail to discover the true value of their sustainable footprint and limit themselves to their financial performance to maximize value creation.

However, it is time to define clear and concrete indicators to measure non-financial activities through self-assessment and monitoring indicators. This requires new measurement indicators and methodologies based on extra-financial data.

With the growing interest of the international community in the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), one of the recent challenges faced by researchers and practitioners is to combine the traditional issues of the financial performance of the organization and new extra-financial issues.

This Special Issue focuses on measuring ESG’s impact and sustainable finance in general.

We seek theoretical, conceptual, and empirical contributions based on qualitative and/or quantitative methods to inform companies and decision-makers.

Prof. Dr. Dhafer Saïdane
Dr. Sana Ben Abdallah
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors
  • impact investing
  • sustainability, regulation and risks
  • banking system/sustainable banks
  • green bonds, finance, and technology
  • sustainable accounting
  • sustainable investment goals
  • ethics in finance and financial stability

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18 pages, 354 KiB  
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American Corporate Sustainability and Extra-Financial Performance: Is There an Inverted-U Relationship
by Nahed Zghidi, Rihab Bousnina and Samarkand Mokni
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2023, 16(10), 435; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm16100435 - 6 Oct 2023
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In this paper, we explore the nexus between extra-financial performance (sustainable ESG) and firm performance within a sample of American firms from different vital sectors. In particular, we examine whether extra-financial performance has an effect on company performance. To this end, we have [...] Read more.
In this paper, we explore the nexus between extra-financial performance (sustainable ESG) and firm performance within a sample of American firms from different vital sectors. In particular, we examine whether extra-financial performance has an effect on company performance. To this end, we have used a non-linear model. The study is based on a sample of 93 American companies over the period 2010–2019. We find that the association between extra-financial performance and firms’ financial performance is nonlinear, exhibiting an inverted U-shaped pattern. In particular, the results emphasize the importance of caution when pursuing ESG initiatives. Enterprise managers should monitor the effect of ESG activities on extra-financial performance and confirm the ESG threshold of their organization. Full article
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