Conference Overview

The 2017 International Conference in Environmental Finance, organized by Faculty of Finance and Banking at Ton Duc Thang University, Polytechnic University of Milan, University of South Australia and RMIT University, will take place on 27-28 June 2017 at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present research papers, discuss current and challenging issues in environmental finance and other related topics. 

The conference chairs, the scientific and organizing committees welcome the submissions of research papers in all areas of environmental finance at the 2017 International Conference in Environmental Finance. The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to:

  • Environmental Disaster

  • Environmental Regulation

  • Finance and Sustainability

  • Financial Planning

  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Money

  • Market Behavior and Efficiency

Authors are invited to submit their complete papers (in English) in PDF or Word format via the Conference website or email Huy Pham at or no later than 28 April 2017 (extended to 21 May 2017).

Selected papers will be published in the Special Issue on Environmental Finance of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. All selected papers will go through the standard reviewing process of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. The submission fee is 150USD for each paper.


Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor Vikash Ramiah, University of South Australia, Australia.


Dr Vikash Ramiah is an Associate Professor in Applied Finance at University of South Australia and a Professorial Research Associate at Victoria University. He has a Diploma of Management, B. Sc. (Hons) Economics, Master of Finance program & Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University. He has received numerous awards for outstanding performance in teaching, research and supervision. Vikash has been teaching economics and finance courses at UNISA, RMIT, University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and Australian Catholic University since 1999. He has published in academic journals (such as Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, European Journal of Finance, Applied Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of International Financial Market, Institution and Money), industry reports, books, book chapters, and conference papers. Vikash has supervised numerous PhD students to completion and regularly attracts research funding. He is an expert reviewer for several finance journals and for the Mauritius Research Council. He serves on the editorial board of finance journals. He was an elected board member of the RMIT University Business Board, program Director of Open Universities Australia and acting Board member at the Australian Centre For Financial Studies. He was as a junior auditor at H&A Consultant, manager at Intergate PTY Limited, quantitative analyst at ANZ, Investment Banking Division, provided consultancy services to the Australian Stock Exchange and worked in collaboration with the Finance and Treasury Association of Australia and the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. Other services to the community includes being, a research fellow for Institute of Global Business & Society, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Applied Financial Services and Tianjin Academy of Environmental Sciences, Academic Advisers, External HDR supervisor at RMIT & Collaborators at Behavioural Finance Australia, External Examiner at the University of Mauritius, Promotion Panel Member for UniSA Business School, Adjunct Professor at Ton Duc Thang University and reviewer the University of Technology Mauritius. He is the founder of Researchers Sans Frontiere Network, Environmental Finance Cluster at RMIT and his research areas are financial markets, behavioural finance and environmental finance.

Professor Imad Moosa, RMIT University, Australia.

Professor Imad Moosa





Professor Imad Moosa obtained a BA in economics and business studies, MA in the economics of financial intermediaries and a PhD in financial economics from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1975, 1976 and 1986, respectively. He has received formal training in model building, exchange rate forecasting and risk management at the Claremont Economics Institute (USA), Wharton Econometrics (USA), and the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (Switzerland). Until 1991, Imad had worked as a financial analyst, financial journalist and a professional economist/investment banker. As a result, he gained practical experience in foreign exchange, money market operations, new issues, securities portfolios and corporate finance. He was also an economist at the Financial Institutions Division of the Bureau of Statistics at the International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC). Imad has served in a number of advisory positions with private and public institutions, including KPMG, AUSAID, US Treasury, Central Bank of Kuwait and the Gulf Monetary Council.

In 1991 he started an academic career by lecturing in Economics and Finance at the University of Sheffield (UK). In 1994 he joined La Trobe University, where he ended up holding a chair in finance, before joining Monash University as a professor of finance during the period September 2006-July 2010. Ever since he has been a professor of Finance at RMIT.

Imad has published 19 books and some 250 papers in academic journals spanning several fields including international finance, financial markets, macroeconomics, energy economics, applied econometrics and the history of economic thought. His work has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Financial Studies, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, IMF Staff Papers, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He has also written for professional magazines such as the prestigious Euromoney. His most recent books include Quantitative Easing as a Highway to HyperinflationThe Costs and Benefits of Environmental Regulation and Good Regulation, Bad Regulation.