Academic research

The PRI's academic research programme supports and develops innovative responsible investment research, showcases research findings for an investor audience and convenes a vibrant, global community of nearly 4,000 academics and investors through the Academic Network.

Blogs

Academic Blogs

Academic blogs

Showcases ESG and sustainable finance-related research in a user-friendly format on a weekly basis.

Seminars

PRI Academic Seminar Series

Academic Seminar Series 2020/21

The seminar series invites leading ESG experts to present their research to academic scholars and investors.


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Podcasts

  • How corporate social responsibility (CSR) can contribute to company competitiveness

  • Breathing new life into modern portfolio theory

CONFERENCE

PRIANC2021

Academic Network Conference 2021, 13 September 2021, Tokyo

A one day conference on the latest insights and research on responsible investment practices for academic scholars and investors.


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Tools

Academic

Academic ESG review

An overview of the most influential and important academic research on economic, social and governance for academics and investors.

Academic-data

Academic ESG data review

Collated data on a wide variety of environmental, social and governance topics used in academic research.

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Top academic resources on responsible investment

A selection of high-quality academic studies on responsible investment curated by the Academic Network Advisory Committee.

Data & research

Reporting Framework

Every year more than 2,500 signatories report on their responsible investment activities via the framework. Public data from the framework is available for academic research purposes.

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Regulation Database

The database covers 500 policy tools and market-led initiatives where environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have been considered alongside investment.

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Internal research

The research team has several ongoing research projects supported by an established PhD Graduate Programme aimed at students in the dissertation stage of their studies.

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Contact us to hear more about our academic research work.