Gbfi promotes and develops quality, application-oriented research in financial services. Research initiatives are guided by WPU faculty, staff and business practitioners to ensure practical and contemporary research is produced and disseminated. By leveraging the intellectual capital of the CCOB with the resources contained on the trading floor, Gbfi creates a platform which: Encourages collaboration between business faculty and practitioners as well as between faculty Provides opportunities for development and review through peer feedback and access to industry data feeds Allows for the dissemination of selected research through online channels, academic conferences, and journals. List of Activities Business Practice and Policy Research - The institute creates and supports research which promotes best practice in corporate governance especially in relation to environmental sustainability and social policy. Academic Conferences - Gbfi brings together academic and business practitioners with the goal of disseminating practical research and best practices in financial services. The conference also provide an opportunity for discussion and review with a broad range of disciplines. Accounting Conference - Gbfi brings together accounting panelists that will address topics in Career paths, job search tips, preparing for interviews, and the importance of getting your CPA.