PRI in Person 2014

PRI in Person is the leading annual global responsible investment conference

PRI in Person is the leading annual global responsible investment conference. 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.

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Full agendas

Full agendas from the PRI’s week of responsible investment can be downloaded below:

PRI in Person – Video Sessions

The End of the New Normal
Keynote: James Galbraith, University of Texas
Each, Every, and Altogether: Specialisation, Diversification and the Conundrum of Responsibility
Keynote: Spencer Glendon, Wellington Management
Strengthening ties joint initiatives between the UN and PRI
Gavin Power, UN Global Compact, Charles Anderson, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, Fiona Reynolds, PRI
This house believes that the principle agent problems are getting worse, not better
Debate: For the house: Mathew Kiernan, Inflection Point Capital, Emma Hunt, Towers Watson, Against the house: Vicki Bakhshi, F&C Asset Management, Colin Melvin, Hermes EOS
Towards Paris 2015
Keynote: Christiana Figueres,
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
How do responsible investors view energy
Moderator: Tim Coulter, Bloomberg News, Panelists: Philippe Defosses, ERAPF, Mats Anderson, Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Christine Torklep Meisingset, Storebrand, Jagdeep Bachher, University of California Board of Regents
Quebec’s economic and financial outlook
Carlos Leitao, Government of Quebec
How do investors define their investment beliefs
Moderator: Martin Skancke, PRI, Panelists: Else Bos, PGGM, Ken Mehlman, KKR, Priya Mathur, CalPERS, Adrian Orr, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

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
Policies for long term investing with an eye to the carbon challenge
Chaired by Helene Winch, Director Policy & Research, PRIPanellist: 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
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 investmentProfessor Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Long term investing and the ESG factor materialityChaired by Andreas Hoepner, PRI and University of ReadingPanellists: 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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