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Indigenous sustainable finance as a research field: a systematic literature review on indigenising ESG, sustainability and indigenous community practices

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Poyser, A and Daugaard, D, Indigenous sustainable finance as a research field: a systematic literature review on indigenising ESG, sustainability and indigenous community practices, Accounting & Finance pp. 1-30. ISSN 0810-5391 (2023) [Refereed Article]


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2023 The Authors. Accounting & Finance published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

DOI: doi:10.1111/acfi.13062

Abstract

Sustainable finance research has come into its own as an established area in the finance literature. The increased awareness of sustainability and global concerns around environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, particularly among institutional investors, has catalysed a shift towards greater research and publications in this area. Accompanying this is the emerging body of work being produced on indigenous investments and indigenous community practices. These nascent strands of literature tell a story of the shift that is taking place within the finance field. To chart this shift and create a harmonised view of these bodies of work, this paper conducts a systematic literature review of the significant nexus between sustainable investments and indigenous approaches to sustainability. We present a framework for conceptualising and characterising the various stands of literature and, in so doing, make the case for Indigenous Sustainable Finance (ISF) as a distinct disciplinary field. This paper argues that ISF is distinct from mainstream sustainable finance and other social and management sciences and constitutes a legitimate, well-defined sub-field of research in its own right.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:indigenous investment, impact investing, sustainability, ESG, environmental finance, ESG research, sustainability research, finance research, sustainable finance, systematic literature review
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander finance
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander development and wellbeing
UTAS Author:Daugaard, D (Associate Professor Dan Daugaard)
ID Code:155233
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Finance
Deposited On:2023-02-06
Last Modified:2023-03-22
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