The PRI Academic Network Advisory Committee has curated a selection of rigorous and high-quality academic studies in the areas of: ESG integration, corporate engagement, the performance impact of specific ESG issues, and reporting and regulation.
Investors want to know their portfolio companies are paying taxes in line with their business activities, as aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars of revenue, and creates market distortions in both developed and developing countries.
Academic Network Conference 2018 Papers and presentations Opening keynote: ESG, investors and risk Professor Laura T. Starks, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance Governance, engagement, and ESG performance A neo-configurational analysis of the effectiveness of shareholder engagement on ...
The PRI hosted a webinar to explore the issue of child sexual exploitation online and how investors can engage with ICT companies on this issue. During the webinar speakers took the opportunity to discuss the issues related to the governance of ICT companies and their role in protecting users, of ...
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 responsible investment as a module – or does not feature at all?
High-level trends Human rights risk assessment - identifying In 2015, two companies reported on human rights risk identification; this increased to 25 in 2017, making it one of the most improved areas. Almost all target companies have incorporated human rights considerations into their risk