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Strathclyde Business SchoolStrathclyde Centre for Sustainable Finance and Accounting

SCSFA Research Themes


SCSFA research team is involved in the rigorous and systematic scientific investigation of the critical topics in corporate ESG risks, investor preferences and the role of banks in steering investments toward societal and environmental effects. SCSFA research team seeks to answer some of the critical questions that deter sustainable investments and finance from reaching their full potential. Some of the key topics in this area include:

  • Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • Green Technological Innovations
  • Institutional Investors' and ESG Preferences and their impact on Investee Firms
  • Green Bonds
  • Determinants and Impact of Greenwashing
  • Effects of Extreme Climatic Conditions
  • ESG and Impact Measurement
  • Financial History and Investor Protection
  • Gender Diversity
  • Employee Layoffs and Corporate Restructuring
  • Executive Compensation
  • Social Mobility
  • Ethical Culture and Speaking Up


Andrew Marshall, Sandeep Rao, Partha P. Roy, Chandra Thapa, (2022), Mandatory corporate social responsibility and foreign institutional investor preferences, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 76, 102261, ISSN 0929-1199,


Catriona Paisey, Nick Paisey, Heather Tarbert & Betty (H. T.) Wu(2020), Deprivation, social class and social mobility at Big Four and non-Big Four firmsAccounting and Business Research, 50:1, 61-109, DOI: 10.1080/00014788.2019.1647127


Dimitris Andriosopoulos and  Andrea Zdanaviciute, (2021),  Advancing the 2030 Agenda and UN SDGs: can accounting professionals contribute?, Accounting and Finance,


Dimitris Andriosopoulos & Sheikh Tanzila Deepty (2022), Can social capital and reputation mitigate political and market competition risk? The European Journal of Finance, DOI: 10.1080/1351847X.2022.2116991


Gambacorta, L., Pancotto, L., Reghezza, A., et al., (2022), Gender diversity in bank boardrooms and green lending: evidence from euro area credit register data, European Central Bank


Sandeep Rao, Santosh Koirala, Chandra Thapa, Suman Neupane, (2022), When rain matters! Investments and value relevance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 73, 101827, ISSN 0929-1199,

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