Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The primary objective of the Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance (CISF) is to engage in research that helps governments, organisations, individuals, and society at large to adapt to the swiftly evolving national and international financial landscape. Finance, as an academic discipline and a tool for modern economic governance, has never been more important. From Fintech to green investment, money laundering to cybercrime, ethical finance to Environmental, Social and Governance sustainability, finance theory plays a fundamental role. The Centre, while maintaining its strong foundation in traditional Finance research, will engage in cutting edge investigations in these and related fields, developing a portfolio of projects that will place it at the forefront of theoretical development.

The Centre serves as a nexus to facilitate collaboration across Faculties at the University, and with research institutes across the globe. In addition, we support and inspire researchers at all career stages in the creation of new knowledge, and our innovative research underpins and strengthens our Ph.D. programmes, enabling our doctoral researchers to acquire the up-to-date skills and specialist knowledge essential for careers in Finance and related fields.

Members of the Centre have internationally recognised expertise in diverse areas of Finance, investigating both classical and contemporary issues, and have impactful research published in reputable refereed journals of international standings, with notable success in the areas of Climate Finance, ESG, Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance.

Research work in the CISF covers these areas of expertise:
- Sustainable Finance and Banking
- Financial innovation and Technology
- Law and Finance

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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