Research

The PRI's research programme supports and develops innovative responsible investment research, showcases research findings for an investor audience and convenes a vibrant, global community of nearly 11,000 academics and investors through the Academic Network.

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Introduction to Responsible Investing Academic Research

This handy guide is a comprehensive resource for what leading academic thinking on responsible investing means for investors, asset owners and managers.

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Academic Network Week 2022

A virtual 5-day conference hosted across five days between 19-23 September 2022, providing the latest insights and research on responsible investment practices.


View past papers and presentations

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 2022/23

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


View past seminar papers

Opportunities

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Research Projects and Opportunities

The visiting PhD and MSc programmes are currently full and we will not be accepting further applications at the moment.


View visiting PhD and MSc research opportunities

Tools

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Academic ESG review

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

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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.

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Academic ESG data review

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

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Academic Directory

This tool aims to connect practitioners and academics to the authors of papers featured in the Top Academic Resources on Responsible Investment.

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 868 policy tools and market-led initiatives where environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have been considered alongside investment. To request a copy of the database please request to join the collaboration platform page (you will have to be registered on the collaboration platform first to do this).

Data and code sharing

We have collected historic publicly reported Assets Under Management (AUM) data for all PRI signatories since 2014. If you are interested in acquiring this dataset for research purposes, please contact us.

Contact us to hear more about our academic research work.