Academic Network Conference 2018
The PRI collaborated with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis for the tenth Academic Network Conference which took place on 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. We were delighted to welcome nearly 130 academics and investors. Stay tuned for updates on the next PRI Academic Network Conference taking place on 9 September 2019 in Paris.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.