The International Conference for Research and Studies in Finance (ICRSF), launched 3 years ago, aims to bring together academic researchers, professionals, experts and other specialists from Morocco and around the World. This is to promote a constructive exchange about “sustainable finance, fintech, blockchain, collaborative finance and financial inclusion” both from theorical and application perspectives. The main objective is to promote exchange of views, thoughts and visions on a topic of critical importance in the current context.
In its third edition, the conference will emphasize on the changes in finance under new technologies environment and their negative social and ecological consequences, which highlight with the sustainability questions.
It comes also to identify issues and challenges, to promote the confrontation of analyzes and thinking around common issues, and to encourage reflection on the evolution of the principles and practices of finance, and various levers of its foundations.
This conference also sets other goals, like as:
- Explore the current prospects and analyze the foundations of the new practices in finance;
- Build relationships with colleagues specialized in all aspects of fintech and blockchain;
- Advance research in the area of responsible finance and collaborative finance;
- Discuss the principles of ethics and morals in modern finance;
- Conduct reflections about the finance in order to serve society
Topics of the conference (but are not limited)
Track 1: Sustainable and responsible finance
Coordinator: Mimoun BENALI, Professor at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.
1.1. Sustainable and responsible finance: issues and perspectives
1.2. Degree of financial market integration of sustainable and responsible finance
1.3. Performance of ethical funds versus conventional funds
1.4. Green and ecological finance
1.5. Fair finance and solidarity finance
1.6. Mobilization of long-term savings and intergenerational social inclusion.
Track 2: Blockchain and financial services transformation
Coordinator: Abdelhamid EL BOUHADI, Professor at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.
2.1. Origins and foundations of blockchains
2.2. Blockchain, internet security and distributed networks
2.3. Blockchain, mining and the future of cryptocurrencies
2.4. Issues and applications of blockchains
2.5. Bitcoin security
2.6. Smart contracts
2.7. Blockchain, capital markets and settlement systems
2.8. Blockchain and financial inclusion
2.9. Blockchain and collaborative and participative funding
2.10. Regulation of cryptocurrencies and digital transactions.
Track 3: Finance facing the principles of ethics and morality
Coordinators: Abdellatif TAGHZOUTI and Youssef FAHMI, Professors at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.
3.1. Financial market innovations and transaction security
3.2. Trading Techniques and Moral Principles and Ethics of Brokerage Trades
3.3. Regulation of market activity versus ethical and moral education of actors
3.4. Ideological, economic and religious underpinnings of Islamic finance
3.5. Islamic finance and sustainability issues
3.6. Finance in accordance with religious precepts and financial inclusion.
Track 4: Finance and sharing economy
Coordinator: Djamchid ASSADI, Professor at the Burgundy School of Business, Bourgogne University, French.
4.1. PEP Platforms: challenges and opportunities
4.2. Foundations of the Sharing Economy and Innovation Paradigms
4.3. Collaborative consumption and innovative business models
4.4. Collaborative Finance and stakeholder strategies
4.5. Digital transformation of financial services
4.6. New technologies, entrepreneurship and collaborative finance
4.7. Crowdfunding and financial inclusion
4.8. Governance and financing of young innovative companies.
Track 5: Finance at the time of fintech
Coordinators: Hicham SADOK and Ezzahid ELHADJ, Professors at the Mohamed-V University of Rabat.
5.1. Fintech market
5.2. Challenges, risks and opportunities of fintech
5.3. Governance of fintech
5.4. Fintech and moralization of public life
5.5. Fintech and financial inclusion
5.6. Fintech and sustainability.
Track 6: Taxation, equity and ethics
Coordinator: Mohamed NMILI and Mohammed ABDELLAOUI, Professors at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.
6.1. Challenges of reforming taxation in developing countries
6.2. Tax ethics, governance and sustainability issues
6.3. Tax transparency and associated risks
6.4. Fight against tax havens
6.5. Financial crime and tax evasion.