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Special Issue "Sustainable Financial Markets II"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).

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Dear Colleagues,

After the success of the first volume, the Special Issue on Sustainable Financial Markets II aims to discuss new developments, methods and applications on the sustainability of financial markets. Sustainability is a celebrated topic in the disciplines of business ethics and environmental economics. The preceding Special Issue on Sustainable Financial Markets covered a number of issues related to sustainable banking practices, stock market integration, sustainable customer satisfaction, sustainable stock indices, socially responsible portfolios, investments in climate change solutions, etc. The second volume offers a new opportunity to discuss these and related topics, by examining how sustainable value can be added to firms and society through an analysis of sustainable financial markets and investments.

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Dr. Francisco Guijarro
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Keywords

  • sustainable investments
  • sustainable banking
  • socially responsible funds
  • algorithmic trading

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Valuation of the Environmental Effects of Socially Responsible Investments in Europe
Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 9855; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12239855 - 25 Nov 2020
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This paper evaluated the environmental effects of socially responsible investments (SRIs) in European countries and analyzed the differentiation between them in terms of SRIs and selected features in the environmental dimension. The first section of the paper discusses contemporary trends in Europe and [...] Read more.
This paper evaluated the environmental effects of socially responsible investments (SRIs) in European countries and analyzed the differentiation between them in terms of SRIs and selected features in the environmental dimension. The first section of the paper discusses contemporary trends in Europe and in certain European countries, whilst the second compares SR environmental investments and environmental factors in selected European countries from a multidimensional perspective. The aim of the study was to identify and evaluate these trends as well as to find similarities and differences between European countries, and subsequently to indicate groups of countries with similar approaches to pro-ecological investments. In order to solve the problem, descriptive and multidimensional statistical methods were used, namely correspondence analysis (CA). Although the research results clearly revealed upward tendencies in the volume of SR environmental investments in the analyzed period, they nonetheless represent a relatively low share in the total number of socially responsible investments. The overall growth in SRIs in Europe may have resulted from the more intense activities of policymakers in some countries as a consequence of concluding agreements reached during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in 2015. The results of the study also revealed no significant correlations between SR environmental investments and environmental variables among the European countries analyzed; hence, there is no substantial evidence that investors’ assets contribute to the improvement of the environment. Full article
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The Correlation Analysis of Futures Pricing Mechanism in China’s Carbon Financial Market
Sustainability 2020, 12(18), 7317; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187317 - 07 Sep 2020
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China, taking the concept of sustainable development as the premise, puts forward Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in response to climate change. In this context, with the purpose of seeking solutions to a carbon financial market pricing [...] Read more.
China, taking the concept of sustainable development as the premise, puts forward Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in response to climate change. In this context, with the purpose of seeking solutions to a carbon financial market pricing mechanism to build China’s carbon finance market actively and thus achieving the goal of sustainable development, this paper, based on the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model, established a carbon price prediction model for the carbon financial market, and studied the relationship between Certified Emission Reduction (CER) futures prices and spot prices, as well as the relationship between European Union allowances (EUA) futures prices and CER futures prices in an empirical manner. In this paper, EUA and CER futures prices of the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and EUA and CER spot prices of the BlueNext Environmental Exchange were selected as research objects. Granger causality test, co-integration test, and ECM were used to form a progressive econometric analysis framework. The results show that firstly, the ARIMA model can effectively predict carbon futures prices; secondly, CER futures prices cannot guide spot price, and the futures pricing function does not play a role in this market; thirdly, EUA futures price can, in the short term, effectively guide the trend of CER futures prices, with the futures pricing function between the two markets. In the long run, however, the future pricing function of the two markets is not obvious. Therefore, great differences among maturity of the two markets, degree of policy influence, and market share lead to the failure of long-run futures pricing functions. Full article
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