How we can help

RI Practitioners and Academics

  • Academic Network Academic Conference – The annual PRI Academic Network conference is a great opportunity for RI professionals to get in contact with leading academics in the area of Responsible Investment. In keynote sessions, seminars and workshops professionals can learn about the recent developments in RI academic research, as well as discuss academic results and suggest new topics for academic research. The conference is a unique opportunity to learn about cutting edge responsible investment research before it becomes common.
  • Enhancing Research Impact – The Academic Network promotes high quality research in the area of responsible investment. This provides academics with the unique opportunity to present their academic research to other leading academics, professionals, and policy.
  • Supporting Information Access – The key target of the Academic Network is to bring academics, industry professionals and policy makers together in order to foster relevant research in the area. As part of these efforts the Academic Network acts as an intermediate between organisations that would like to provide data access for academic research and the academics.
  • Funded Research Awards – The Academic Network is proud of its annual research awards: The two prizes are awarded to the best submission and the best PhD submission at the Academic Network conference. The awards help to promote cutting edge research and provide a contribution for further research.

Students

  • Dissertation support for Masters and PhD Students – The Academic Network is happy to provide dissertation support for Master and PhD students. Depending on the topic and structure of the project this can last from literature recommendation to help finding a suitable supervisor for a specific research.
  • PRI AN Finance Academy – The PRI Young Scholars Academy provides talented PhD students and post doctorate researchers with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with peers and leading senior academics. In the past many research co-operations have been started during this one-week event. The week has been described by attendees as a unique academic and personal.
  • PhD Student Symposium at the Annual PRI AN conference – At the annual PRI Academic Network conference one day is always dedicated to PhD students. During this day young scholars get the chance to present their research to senior academics, peers and industry professionals and receive valuable feedback during the discussion.
  • Funded Research Awards – The Academic Network is proud of its annual research awards: The two prizes are awarded to the best submission and the best PhD submission at the Academic Network conference. The awards help to promote cutting edge research and provide a contribution for further research.

Networking

Students and young professionals

  • NetImpact  – A student and professional organisation designed to encourage education and investment in sustainable business practices
  • oikos – An international student organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in fields related to sustainability.
  • Green Buzz Zurich – Network of young professionals based in Zurich
  • SRI Connect Where sustainable companies meet responsible investors

Research Networks

  • Sustainable Investment Research Platform -A network of researchers who are committed to find out how sustainable investment practices can create added value for institutional investors and identify barriers to mainstreaming such practices. 
  • Initiative for Responsible Investment – A platform for dialogue on fundamental issues and theories underlying the ability of financial markets to promote wealth creation across asset classes, while creating a stronger society and a healthier environment. The IRI accomplishes its mission by holding conferences, promoting research and taking practical action around issues of importance to the responsible investment community. 

Partnership Networks

Professional development

PRI Residencies

  • The PRI can host students and researchers for periods of 2-6 months. They will benefit from being at the centre of debates on responsible investment and may have the opportunity to conduct research on important data sites. Candidates must be working on projects which are of direct relevance to the PRI Academic Research agenda and must demonstrate that they will complete their projects in a reasonable period of time. Please contact academic@unpri.org  for more information.

Recruitment Agencies

  • Acre Resources – The recruitment agency for the PRI Secretariat
  • Lifeworth – A job bank for sustainability careers