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.

Many of the articles in this edition come from our recent Academic Network Conference held in Paris. This was our largest conference to date, attended by 58 academics from 46 institutions, alongside 58 investors.

These articles are representative of the latest research insights that will guide our way towards a sustainable future. You can view all the papers and presentations from the conference here.

The Academic Network conference would not have been such a success without the help of numerous individuals and organizations. This conference was developed in collaboration with the Research Chair on Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investments (Chaire FDIR) at Toulouse School of Economics and École Polytechnique and we also wish to thank our conference partners Barings, Edmond de Rothschild and NN Group, as well as our conference organising committee, for their significant contributions to this event.