PRI Academic Network Conference 2013

The PRI-CDC Academic Conference 2013 took place on 13-15 November in Paris.

Next year’s Academic Conference will take place on 22-24 September 2014, running back-to-back with the PRI Initiative’s annual conference PRI in Person. The best papers will have the chance to present to the audience in a dedicated session at PRI in Person. More information on the 2014 Academic Conference will be available shortly.

2013 final agenda and conference report

You can view the final conference agenda here and conference report here



Day 1 video recordings

Welcome and Housekeeping

Jean-Philippe Desmartin, Head of ESG Research, Oddo Securities (and PRI-CDC organising committee)

Keynote address: The financial and capital market implications of a firm’s environmental performance

Peter Clarkson (Professor of Accounting, University of Queensland)

Caisse des Dépôts plenary panel: Engagement in 2013 – principles and strategies

Moderated by Maria Tinelli (Head of Networks, PRI)

Laura Berry (Executive Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)
Peter Clarkson (Professor of Accounting, University of Queensland)
Tessa Hebb (Director, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation)
Bernard Icard (Head of Equity Proprietary Investments, Caisse des Dépôts)

Conference opening

Odile Renaud-Basso (Deputy CEO, Caisse des Dépôts)

Keynote address: Transforming pension funds into effective asset owners: from saying to doing

Keith Ambachtsheer (Director, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management)

RI Quarterly Plenary Panel: ESG integration in practice – Actions of the Asset Owners

Moderated by Andreas Hoepner (Associate Professor, Henley Business School)

Keith Ambachtsheer (Director, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management)
Marianne Delachaume (Responsible Investments, Caisse des Dépôts)
Lise Moret (Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Axa Investment Managers)
Agnes Neher (University of Hohenheim)


Day 2 video recordings

Keynote address: Bonus culture: competitive pay, screening, and multitasking

Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics and Visiting Professor at MIT)

La Chaire Finance Durable et Investissement Responsible plenary panel: Compensation and corporate social responsibility, incentives for long-term risk management?

Moderated by James Gifford (Executive Director, PRI)

Alban Jacquin (Sustainability and Communities Director, Schneider Electric)
Benoît Lallemand (Senior Policy Analyst, Finance Watch)
Frederic Samama (Head of Steering Committee, Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, Amundi Asset Management)
Jean Tirole (Professor, University of Toulouse and MIT)
Helene Winch (Director of Research and Policy, PRI)

Conference Wrap-up

James Gifford (Executive Director, PRI)