Workshop on Green FinTech and Data Centres

During a recent research trip to Singapore in April, I was working with Dr Winston Chow and Dr Felicia Liu on our data centres project. While cramming in interviews with data centre stakeholders and team discussions during those two weeks, we also held a workshop on Green FinTech and Data Centres, based on our preliminary... Continue Reading →

CFP (RGS-IBG 2023) – Digitalisation and Sustainability in Climate Changed Geographies: Production, Investment, and Connectivities

** Deadline extended to 10th March 2023 ** Call for Paper for RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2023 Digitalisation and Sustainability in Climate Changed Geographies: Production, Investment, and ConnectivitiesSession organisers:Felicia Liu (University of York)Karen Lai (Durham University)Digitalisation is emerging as the solution to contemporary sustainability challenges. According to its proponents, synergistic opportunities to deploy digital technology... Continue Reading →

First Editors meeting for new Finance & Space journal

We recently had our very first Editors meeting for Finance & Space! This is a new journal emerging from collaboration between the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) and the Regional Studies Association. I am delighted to embark on this adventure with Dariusz Wójcik, David Bassens and Janelle Knox-Hayes as the team of founding editors.... Continue Reading →

Seminar on ‘Gamification and re-intermediation in everyday financial practice’ (Nottingham)

[Update on 13/2/2023: Seminar cancelled due to strike date. To be rescheduled later in 2023.] Having postponed this during the pandemic lockdowns, I am very much looking forward to giving this seminar at my alma mater. Titled 'Gamification and re-intermediation in everyday financial practice' (22nd February 2023, 13.00, School of Geography, University of Nottingham), the... Continue Reading →

New research on data centres and ‘green’ finance

In September 2022, I had the pleasure of visiting the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) to deliver a talk for its research seminar series. It early conceptualisation of new collaborative research with Winston Chow (Singapore Management University) and funded by the Singapore Green Finance Centre. This project combines our research expertise as financial geographer... Continue Reading →

GCEG2022 panel: “Conceptualising Production Networks and Digital Platforms”

Very much looking forward to some stimulating discussion next week at the 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography (Dublin, 7-10 June 2022) with a great list of speakers, as we consider the conceptual opportunities, challenges and limitations of an increasingly platformised world for our understanding of economic organisation, processes, structures and markets. ~ ~ ~... Continue Reading →

Seminar: FinTech in Southeast Asia

FinTech in Southeast Asia: Observations across consumption and production dynamics Date: Thursday, 3rd March 2022 Time: 12:00-13:15 GMT (20:00-21:30 SGT) I am looking forward to delivering a seminar at the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asian Centre (SEAC) on FinTech in Southeast Asia. The seminar will cover recent trends on consumption and production dimensions of... Continue Reading →

Publication – Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia

Liu, Felicia and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2021) ‘Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Pleased to see that a paper that I have been working on with my former PhD student, Felicia Liu, is now published. This may be of interest to those... Continue Reading →

Two seminars on Islamic green bonds and FinTech

It's been a rather busy April. Teaching and marking aside, I was able to give two seminars based on on-going work. The first was a seminar for the Centre for Urban and Regional Development (CURDS), Newcastle University, on 15th April 2021. Titled 'Ecologies of Green Finance in Islamic Financial Centre Development: The Case of Green... Continue Reading →

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