Call for Papers and Academic Network Conference 2019
The 11th PRI Academic Network Conference will be held in Paris on 9 September 2019. We are inviting submissions to the call for papers on responsible investment topics to showcase at the conference.
If you would like to submit a paper, please email us by 5 April 2019. Submitted papers will be considered for awards in the following categories: the best qualitative paper, the best quantitative paper and the best student paper.
Registration for the conference opens in January 2019.
The PRI is offering a suite of exciting partnership packages for the 2019 annual Academic Network Conference. Each partnership offers organisations the opportunity to showcase commitment and associate themselves with expertise and research in responsible investment whilst gaining exposure to peers and thought leaders through branding, hosting networking engagements, supporting prizes and bursaries. For more details, please contact the Partnerships team at email@example.com.
The PRI is commissioning research on economic inequality to support and guide investors in how to respond. The project was launched with the discussion paper below from the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School, accompanied an international roundtable series held in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US.
Recent research and discourse on inequality has suggested that economic inequality is growing, may have harmful effects on economic growth, may be a sign of unproductive economic activity, rent-seeking or economic instability and is becoming a concern in political and civil society.
How and where will millennials invest?
Modern portfolio theory is core to finance and how we invest, but in its practical application ESG factors are merely “externalities;” therefore, how can responsible investment ever become “investment” if education treats RI as a module – or does not feature at all? A hot topic at PRI in Person 2018.
Levers, levels and learning: how can investors respond to economic inequality?
Also at PRI in Person in September, the topic of how investors can respond to economic inequality was discussed at the Academic Network conference.