Special Issue "Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Fintech: The New Challenges of the Banking Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: corporate social responsibility; CSR communication; consumer behavior; social entrepreneurship; social marketing; banking; fashion; tourism
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing relevant issues concerning the current challenges and opportunities for banking institutions internationally. In the current competitive scenario, the banking industry must contend with multiple challenges tied to regulations, legacy systems, disruptive models and technologies, new competitors, and a restive customer base, while pursuing new strategies for sustainable growth. Banking institutions that can address these emerging challenges and opportunities to effectively balance long-term goals with short-term performance pressures could be amply rewarded. Therefore, papers submitted to this Special Issue should cover topics including the digital transformation of the banking industry and its effect on sustainability, the emergence of new competitors such as Fintech companies, and the role of banking institutions in covering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. General sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) topics related to the banking industry will also be welcomed. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
The Special Issue is sponsored by the Santander Financial Institute (SANFI), a Spanish research and training institution created as a collaboration between Santander Bank and the University of Cantabria. SANFI works to identify, develop, support and promote knowledge, study, talent and innovation in the financial sector.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Pérez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- banking industry
- digital transformation
- development goals
- corporate social responsibility