Message from the organizer

Dear valued colleagues,

We were very pleased about the many good submissions for the online EIFAS 2020 Symposium and would like to thank you all very much.

After talking to some of the participants and our members, we have come to the conclusion that we do not want to strain the general tiredness of online conferences

and prefer to have the EIFAS Symposium only next year in a physical atmosphere in Oxford.

We will keep you updated about any news and the exact date.

We very much hope for your understanding and wish everyone a great summer.

Stay healthy!

With kind regards and best wishes,

The ACRN Oxford Research Centre for Interdisciplinary Research.

A Social Enterprise for Higher Education - fully embedded in the Oxford research landscape.

1 Kings Meadow, Oxford, OX2 0DP, Oxfordshire, UK

on behalf of

Prof. Othmar M Lehner

Director, ACRN Research Network

Virtual Symposium on Environmental Impact Finance and Accounting for Sustainability
postponed to 2021
Oxford, UK

What is EIFAS

Mending the Future

The one-day online research symposium EIFAS 2020, brings together selected scholars on the topics of Impact Investing, Social Finance and Accounting for Sustainability to discuss their current research, interact and network in a virtual form, and exchange ideas through various formats. Exciting keynotes, panel discussions and virtual round-table paper presentations, together with publication opportunities and high-calibre networking await you.


Academic Lead


Hanken School of Economics
Middlesex University
ACRN Oxford

"Foundations, individual and group investors, public bodies as well as society at large have become increasingly interested and eager to finance and support innovative forms of doing business with a clear societal or environmental mission that are well embedded in all “three pillars” of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).”

Lehner, O. M. (2016). Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance. Routledge: Oxford

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford

“Social impact accounting is different from financial accounting practice in terms of two key materiality issues: the uncertain nature of its material data and the empowering processes by which materiality is established.”

Nicholls, A. (2018). A general theory of social impact accounting: Materiality, uncertainty and empowerment. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship


News and updates


EIFAS postponed to 2021 in Oxford

Call for Papers online now!

Full Speaker Lineup

Abstract Proposal Submission - deadline July 5th


in research partnership with



ACRN Oxford Research Center