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INCGB 2016 : International Conference on Green Banking for Green Industry and Green Economy


When Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016
Where Belagavi, Karnataka, India
Submission Deadline Oct 5, 2015
Notification Due Oct 16, 2016
Final Version Due Dec 1, 2015

Call For Papers

About the Conference

Industrialization has altered the composition of the global atmosphere. There has been huge impact on ecological and socio-economic systems. Due to rapid industrialization the entire world is experiencing the heat of global warming, environmental degradation and depletion of scarce resources. A proactive and timely intervention and action is necessary by government, regulatory agencies, corporate bodies, NGOs and individuals to combat global warming & environmental degradation. Banking sector is considered as backbone of any economy. Banking sector is the main source of financing for corporate world which is responsible for global warming and environmental degradation.
There is a symbiotic link between finance, environment, social and governance (FESG) and the Financial Institutions and Banks could play a vital role in developing a sustainable world. Environmental degradation may further affect the quality of assets as well as return of banks. Countries around the globe have initiated several positive actions to address these grave challenges. Banks in and around the world are also surging ahead towards promoting green economy and green industry.
In this backdrop Green Banking has emerged and recognized as an important strategy to address sustainable concerns. The green initiatives will synergize collective responsibility and support approach to anticipate and prevent potential negative impact on the environment and society. Green banking has two dimensions. First, the way the banking business is being done and the second dimension relates to where the banks invest its money.
As far as Green Banking in India is concerned, the banks are way behind the schedule compared to the global trends. None of the Public Sector Banks or the Private Sector Banks has adopted “EQUATOR PRINCIPLES” of risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmentally and socially risk projects. Only few of the Indian Banks are signatories to UNEP-FI (United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative). This declaration is endorsed by over 200 civil society organizations including banks which give a clarion call to all the financial institutions and banks to embrace six commitments and take immediate steps to implement the same in fostering the sustainability. Further, very few banks are also signatories to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)-India, an initiative to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. Six Indian Banks have voluntarily agreed to incorporate “Principles of Collevecchio Declaration”. According to the British Business Newspaper and Financial Times, none of the Indian Banks have incorporated environmental objectives into their operations except Yes bank. It seems there is no systematic attempt to integrate the environmental concerns into the business operations by Indian Banks. Further, there are no specific RBI guidelines for banks on Green Banking. However, RBI has issued circular advising banks to integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations. The RBI has also advised the banks to put in place an appropriate plan of action for sustainable development, albeit all this is voluntary on the part of the banks. Green banking has potential to transform the Indian economy.
In this context there is a dire need to create awareness among all the stakeholders about environmental responsibility and thereby help to restore the natural environment. As a responsive organization, the Post-Graduate Department of Business Administration, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi in association with its affiliated B-Schools has owned the responsibility of organizing an International Conference on “Green Banking for Green Industry and Green Economy”. The conference shall encourage, familiarized the concept of environmental friendly investments thereby the industries integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations. The conference shall herald a new era in sensitizing and strategizing project financing considering environment viability along with commercial viability. The deliberation and discussion will enable to develop policy guidelines and action plan in achieving sustainable development.

Conference Objectives
The objectives of the conference are:
To create awareness among all the stakeholders about Green Banking Practices
To provide a platform for meaningful debate on Green Banking to Academicians, Researchers, Bankers, Policy-Makers & Other Stakeholders
To explore new vistas of Green Banking
To facilitate the Banking Sector to incorporate Green Banking Practices
To examine the problems and potentialities of introducing Green Banking in India & suggesting the future road-map.
To assist Government and Regulatory Authorities to frame Long Term Policy for Green Banking.

Call for Papers
Conceptual, empirical and applied research papers in the area of Green Baking are invited from authors. The authors are invited to submit the original and unpublished research papers on the following sub-themes:
Conference Sub-Themes

Code Sub-themes
1 Green Banking – Policies & Financing
2 Green Banking Products & Services
3 Carbon Finance
4 Green Banking Infrastructure & Structures
5 Green Banking Operations
6 Green Marketing Practices of Banks
7 Green HR Practices of Banks
8 Green Banking – CSR
9 Green Banking – Auditing & Reporting
10 Recycling and Re-use of Waste
11 Environmental Risk Rating
12 Green Banking Productivity
13 Green Rating of Banks
14 Green Stock Index
15 Green Banking & Cost-Benefit Analysis
16 GB & Value Creation – Shareholders, Market, Environmental
17 Green Banking –International Initiatives & Experiences
18 Green Banking – International Agencies
19 Experiences of Green Champions
20 Green Banking - Problems and Prospects

The above sub-themes are indicative and not exhaustive. Authors can write research papers on any other related sub-themes.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission
The participants interested in presenting research papers must submit the abstract of the paper (200-250) words covering core idea of the research and objectives of paper, key words used, methodology used, conclusions and implications. The authors are required to assign code number to research paper for easy classification. The abstract will be scrutinized by expert reviewers before their acceptance for presentation. The abstract must be accompanied with the author's name(s), affiliations(s), full postal address, email ID, and cell number along with the title of the paper.

Guidelines for Full Paper Submission
The authors whose abstracts have been accepted should prepare the final paper in MS-Word Format. The guidelines for full paper submission are as follows:
Length Limit : Maximum 5000 words excluding abstract, tables, diagrams and references
Font Size : Times New Roman, Title 12 point (bold, upper case letters & centered),
Sub-headings 12 point (bold), Body 11 point, one line has to be left blank before and after the subheading
First Page should contain in the following Order:
Title, Name(s), Designation, Institutional Affiliation, Email ID, Contact Number, Key Words (Max.5)
Body of the Paper: Introduction, Literature Review, Research Problem, Research Objectives,Methodology, Conclusions & Implications and References (APA Style). For details on APA referencing style, please visit
Line Spacing : 1.5 in A4 Size Paper
Margins : 1 Inch all the sides with left margin justification
Tables/Figure : Each table/figure must have a title, bold & centered, placed in appropriate places in the body, must be numbered using Roman numerals, reference for each table has to be ensured
Page Numbers : Use Arabic numerals to write page numbers (bottom and centre place).
Paper Length : Maximum 12 pages, including figures, tables and references

Review and Acceptance
All papers submitted for the conference will be evaluated through a blind review process by expert reviewers. They will be reviewed for originality, clarity & relevance to the sub-themes. The papers submitted will be tested for plagiarism. Acceptance or rejection of full paper will be purely based on the policy of the conference committee & the same will be intimated to the authors.

Opportunities for Publication
Select papers emerging out of double-blind review process will be published in the form of “Conference Proceedings” bearing an ISBN or in Journal. The cost of book/journal will be communicated in due course of time. The conference organizers are not responsible for any claim in any of the paper accepted for publication. The author(s) are solely responsible for the content of their paper. The copyright for publication of all accepted papers will be retained by the conference organizers. The authors can download the Copyright and Registration Forms from the conference website.

Paper Submission
Authors can upload the abstract as well as full paper on the conference website.

Registration Fee
All the participants have to register themselves with the required registration fee on or before the deadline stipulated for registration. All the Co-authors are also required to register separately. Author can submit up to two papers per registration.

Delegate Category Registration Fee*
Academicians Rs.2100
Researchers Rs.1550
Professionals/Executives/Practitioners Rs.4150
International Delegates $130
* Registration fee includes Breakfast, Conference Kit, Lunch, Networking Dinner, High Tea & Certificate of Presentation. Registration Fee once Paid will not be Refunded.

Participants who wish to attend the conference only and not contribute any papers will be charged as follows:

Delegate Category Registration Fee*
Faculty Members /Research Scholars Rs.1000
PG Students Rs.600
Professionals/Executives/Practitioners Rs.2100
*Include Breakfast, Conference Pad, Lunch, High Tea and Certificate of Participation.
Registration Fee once Paid will not be Refunded.

Payment Procedure: Kindly Visit Conference website

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 5, 2015
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: October 16, 2015
Full Paper Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
Notification of Acceptance of Paper: December 25, 2015
Last Date for Registration: January 19, 2016
Notification of Conference Schedule: February 5, 2016

Email Contact: OR

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Maruti Rao
Organizing Secretary,
INCGB 2016,
PG Dept. of Business Administration,
Rani Channamma University,
Belagavi-591156, Karnataka.

Contact Number:
Mahantesh Kuri, (8747053681)
Assistant Professor,
PGDBA, RCU, Belagavi.

Anupama Joshi, (9480787820)
Research Scholar,
PGDBA, RCU, Belagavi.

Shivana Gowda, (7411041115)
FDC (0831-2565209),
PGDBA, RCU, Belagavi

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