The PRI Academic Network is a vibrant and flourishing international community of over 12,000 academics and investment practitioners on ESG and investment. Academics are from RI-related disciplines, spanning accounting, economics, finance, law, management, sociology, and other subjects in the social and natural sciences.

The PRI Academic Network Conference at PRI in Person 2023 focuses on the latest research on responsible investment practices. The event is for academic researchers in sustainability and will also be an opportunity for academics and investors to engage with each other, learn and discuss the latest insights, and to network.

Conference dates and location

  • Dates: 3 – 5 October 2023
  • City: Tokyo, Japan
  • Venue: International Convention Center PAMIR

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

Accepted papers will be featured on the PRI website unless otherwise agreed. Past conference papers can be found here.

Reviewing criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Contribution to responsible investment research
  • Originality of subject of study or approach
  • Methodological strength
  • The practical significance of the research

Conference papers will be judged in a double‐blind review process by the PRI Academic Conference Committee.

Conference Committee

  • Caroline Flammer (conference chair)

    Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate
    School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia Climate School, Columbia University

  • Pedro Matos

    John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration (Finance)
    Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

  • Laura Starks

    George Kozmetsky Centennial Distinguished University Chair
    McCombs School of Business, University of Texas Austin

  • Ayako Yasuda

    Professor of Finance
    UC Davis Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis


1 April 2023 Submission deadline for all papers
Early May 2023 Notification to applicants of accepted papers

4 September 2023 Presentation slides to be sent to the PRI ahead of the conference
(To be confirmed)


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