PRI Academic Network Conference 2014

For the first time in 2014, PRI in Person and the PRI Academic Network conference were held back-to-back in North America during the week of 22-26 September at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montréal, Canada.

The agenda covered a wide variety of topics including debates on fossil fuel divestment, investor tax responsibility, green bonds, fracking, human rights in extractives and executive remuneration – with plenty of peer-to-peer networking and discussion. Copies of event media can be downloaded here.

Download the latest RI Quarterly: highlights from the Academic Network Conference 2014


Full agenda

Full agenda from the Academic Conference 2014 can be downloaded below:

Academic Conference – Video Sessions

Presentation of Sustainalytics Research Prize

Introduced by Katherine Ng, PRI and presented by Heather Lang, Sustainalytics

PRI and its interaction with universities globally signatories, research providers or educators
Chaired by Dr James Gifford, Harvard University and TAU Investment Management.
Panellists: Dave Gorman, University of Edinburgh; Cary Krosinsky, Columbia University; Bobby Lamy, CFA Institute; Rosalie Vendette, Desjardins Group
Update from the new PRI Reporting and Assessment Framework for 2014
Chaired by Helene Winch, Director Policy & Research, PRI.
Panellists: Mandy Kirby, PRI; Will Martindale, PRI; Amr Addas, Concordia University
CSR ratings: Does more information add more value?

Professor Magali Delmas, UCLA

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Policies for long term investing with an eye to the carbon challenge

Chaired by Helene Winch, Director Policy & Research, PRI

Panellist: Professor Alexander Bassen, University of Hamburg, and German Sustainability Council; Helena Charrier, Caisse de Dépôt; Magali Delmas, UCLA; Alison Schneider; Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo); Jay Youngdahl, Harvard University and The Youngdahl Law Firm

Latest on integrated reporting what benefits does the research illustrate to date

Professor George Serafeim, Harvard Business School

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Does investor engagement lead to more transparent reporting and better companies?

Chaired by Dr Tessa Hebb, Carleton University.

Panellists: Miguel Santisteve, NASDAQ OMX; Paul Schneider, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Professor George Serafeim, Harvard Business School; Jennifer Walmsely, Hermes EOS

Stock duration, short termism and investment

Professor Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Long term investing and the ESG factor materiality

Chaired by Andreas Hoepner, PRI and University of Reading

Panellists: Jean-Philippe Desmartin, Oddo Securities; Pernille Jessen, Unipension; Stephen Kibsey, La Caisse de dépôt placement du Quebec; Professor Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management; Antti Savilaakso, Nordea

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