With the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, signatories, speakers and delegates our primary concern, and in light of the continuing impact of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Academic Network Conference 2020.
The conference will take place on 13 September 2021 at the International Convention Centre Pamir, Takanawa, Tokyo, Japan. We plan to open registrations early in the new year and will share further details in due course.
The Academic Network Conference brings academics and investors together to discuss the latest development in responsible investment research and how they can be applied in practice.
The changes to capital markets needed to meet the global sustainability objectives must be underpinned by high quality research. The articles here represent a cornerstone of PRI’s efforts to foster research and to build bridges between the academic and practitioner communities.
High quality research can inform practice and give a better understanding of ESG risks, opportunities and impacts, thereby increasing the effectiveness of investment practices. However, as navigating academic research can be a challenge for investors, the PRI Academic Network Advisory Committee has curated a selection of rigorous and high-quality academic studies.
Institutional investors are increasingly realising that income inequality – the gap in income and wealth between the very affluent and the rest of society – has become one of the most noteworthy socio-economic issues of our time.