The PRI Academic Research workstream aims to engage and inform signatories and responsible investment practitioners with academic research that is thought-provoking, analyses current thinking and future trends, and provides practical recommendations.
Our priorities are determined by PRI’s strategy and signatories and with input from the Academic Network Steering Committee. These are the areas in which we work to support PRI’s goals through responsible investment research and activities that bridge the gap between academics and practitioners.
- How do organisations practice ESG integration?
- What are the barriers and enablers of ESG integration in the investment value chain? How is this communicated within organisations?
- The outcome of ESG integration – does it make a difference?
Long term investment
- Market issues and structural inefficiencies – how can the bar be raised for the investment community as a whole rather than being focused on picking winners?
- Fiduciary duty
- Behavioural finance and investment biases
- Sovereign debt and ESG criteria
- What approach works best for engagement, individual or collaborative?
- What are the barriers to acting in concert and how can they be addressed?
- The impact of engagement
- How is high performance achieved?
- How do organisations do well in responsible investment for their beneficiaries and other stakeholders?
- Risk management
- How to measure impact
- Linkages between investment and its impact
- The intention of investors and the thinking behind their investment decisions
The Academic Workshop
We are delighted to announce the Academic Network Conference will be part of PRI in Person for the first time, with a full stream dedicated to academic research. The conference will be held on 8-10 September at ICC ExCeL London, enabling the interface between academics and investors to engage, learn and discuss the latest insights, and to network.
PRI is proud to collaborate with The Systemic Risk Centre, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for the PRI Academic Workshop. This additional event is for PRI signatories, other responsible investment professionals and academics to enhance their knowledge and practices, but also for deeper interactions in a distinct community setting. The Workshop will be held on 11 September.
Both PRI in Person and the Academic Workshop will showcase selected research from the call for papers.
To find out about these high profile events, check out www.unpri.org/London
The Academic Workshop will take place at the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and will present papers on :
- ESG integration
- Long term investment
- ESG engagement
- Financial performance
- ESG impact
The final agenda will be published on this space shortly.
For the Academic Workshop final agenda, click here.
This is a list of papers that will be presented at the Academic Workshop on the 11 September.
- Politics and Pension Funds: Does the Political Colour of U.S. States impact the Investment Behaviour of their Public Pension Funds?
- The ‘Price of Sin’ Aversion:Ivory Tower Illusion or Real Investable Alpha?
- Exploring a framework of KPIS for ESG integration
- Financial performance, investment style, and driving characteristics of SRI fixed income funds
- Values and investments: Evidence from institutional trading responses to news components
- Portfolio size, composition and the investor’s reputational risk: How (mis)behaviour of investee companies matters for portfolio construction
- Corporate social responsibility and Eurozone corporate bonds: The moderating role of country sustainability
- The Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on M&A Likelihood
- CFO gender and bank loan pricing: A cross-cultural perspective
- Do Banks Really Care? Social Norms in Bank Lending
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm’s Transparency: Evidence from the Canadian Market
- Resource Efficiency and Firm Value
- Country-Level Institutions, Firm Value, and the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
- Sustainable Responsible Investment in Southern African Private Equity: Practitioner perceptions and practices.
- The materiality of Human Capital to Corporate Financial Performance
- Altruism or profit maximising? Motivations of the demand for extra financial information
The Academic Network
The PRI Academic Network is the engagement arm of the programme that connects practitioners and academics in a unique community of interest. It fosters a network of scholars, practitioners, policymakers and students across the Six Principles, such as encouraging research into incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes, to sharing tools, resources and best practice learning on how to enhance the effectiveness of implementing the Principles.
PRI is proud to collaborate with the following organisations:
|FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment|
|FIR-PRI Awards – Finance and Sustainability|
|oikos PRI Young Scholars Finance Academy|
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