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RI Europe Conference attracting high quality asset owners

Responsible Investor’s “RI Europe 2013″ conference (11-12 June, London) is already attracting the highest level pension funds and other asset owners as speakers and delegates from across Europe, including: APG, BP, BT, Church of England, ERAFP, Folketrygdfondet, IBM, Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning, LPFA, NEST, NTMA, Pension Protection Fund, PGGM, The Pensions Trust, Unilever, USS. See the attendees […]

ESG Finance Week 2013

Organised jointly by Responsible Investor and the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance at the University of St. Andrews. ESG Finance Week 2013 (26 June to 3 July 2013, St Andrews, Scotland) delivers training and career development for ESG professionals looking to apply their skills in investment, and investment professionals requiring a rigorous background in […]

New Publications

Benjamin J. Richardson, Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature’s Trust (Routledge, April 2013) This book is about fiduciary law’s influence on the financial economy’s environmental performance, focusing on how the law affects responsible investing and considering possible legal reforms to shift financial markets closer towards sustainability. Fiduciary law governs how trustees, fund managers or […]

Oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013: Global Financial Inclusion

The oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013 provides PhD students and young scholars a platform to identify and advance rigorous policy-oriented research on global financial inclusion. Academy will take place from 15-19 September, 2013, in Switzerland. Scholarships are available for those coming from developing countries. Abstract submission deadline: 15 May, 2013. For more information, please […]

ESG Finance Week

Financial Analytics for ESG Professionals       26 – 28 June 2013                Attendance Fee £2, 250 This three-day programme is aimed at ESG and CSR professionals looking to develop their theoretical and practical finance knowledge to achieve more professionally relevant market understanding. Over three days, the course will guide participants through the essential concepts, techniques and […]

Online course on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment launched by the US SIF Foundation

Today, the US SIF Foundation launched the Center for Sustainable Investment Education and the Center’s inaugural online course, Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment.  This is the first online course on sustainable investment for financial advisors and other investment professionals to be launched in the United States. Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment, developed by […]

International Symposium: It's Time: The Temporal Dimensions of Responsible Investing

This symposium brings together a range of international experts from the finance industry and academia to debate the temporal properties (past, future, pace of time and timing) of financial markets and how they may be improved to promote SRI. Speakers include Raj Thamotheram, Cary Krosinsky, Tima Bansal, Joel Solomon and many more. Venue and Host: […]

Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice, Cape Town, 29-31 May 2013

The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) of the Maastricht University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) will host a joint conference on “Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice”. The conference will take place on 29-31 May 2013 on the Bellville Park Campus of USB in Cape Town. The […]

European Research Conference on Microfinance 10-12 June, 2013

The Norwegian Centre for Microfinance Research in Kristiansand, Norway, will host the third European Research Conference on Microfinance 10-12 June, 2013. Never before has such a large and prestigious group of microfinance researchers gathered. The speakers and topics are highly relevant for everyone involved in and interested in microfinance in 2013 (see attached). The conference […]

4th International Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets, 23-24 August 2013

The Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF), the Indian School of Business (ISB), and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) wish to announce the 4th International Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets to be held on 23-24 August 2013 in Hyderabad, India. The conference series brings together researchers from around the world investigating […]

Call for proposals for the Greenleaf Publishing Responsible Investment book series

General Editor: Dr Rory Sullivan In 2009, Greenleaf launched its ground-breaking Responsible Investment series to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work on all aspects of responsible investment, allowing the tensions and practical realities of responsible investment to be addressed in a readable, robust and conceptually and empirically rigorous format. The first two […]

Principles for Responsible Investment in Frankfurt

On 13 and 14 December the PRI’s Academic and German Networks convened a conference to explore the effects ESG factors can have on the risk and return profile of investment portfolios. The event was hosted by, and in co-operation with, Deutsche Bank, and supported by MSCI, the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance at the […]

UNEPFI RFP - Integrating sustainability into corporate governance

This is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contract to be undertaken for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Name of the Project: Integrating Sustainability into Corporate Governance Project description: A White Paper on the integration of sustainability into corporate governance Core Deliverable: White Paper Deadline for Proposal Submission: 22 March 2013 Deadline […]

CSR research seminar: Corporate social responsibility under investigation

Date: 23-24 MarchLocation: Brussels, Belgium Louvain CSR Network of the Louvain School of Management and Vlerick Business School are organising the third edition of the “CSR PhD seminar”. The “CSR PhD seminar” is a great opportunity for doctoral students and researchers to improve their research and publishing abilities. The seminar aims to bring together scholars […]

"Creative Community Business" Conference

The Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business is dedicated to advancing community capacity in innovation and sustainability They are pleased to organize a multidisciplinary conference on Creative Community Business. Community-owned and community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for over a century and recent innovative practices have made the community business […]