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Call for Papers for PRI Academic Network Week 2022

The call for papers for the PRI Academic Network Week 2022 will open in December 2021. Please join the Academic Network for updates.


Research Projects and Opportunities

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

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Academic Network Week 2021

A virtual 5-day conference between 13-17 September 2021, providing the latest insights and research on responsible investment practices.

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PRI Academic Seminar Series

Academic Seminar Series 2021/22

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

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  • Investing with sustainability outcomes

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

  • Breathing new life into modern portfolio theory


Academic Blogs

Academic blogs

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



Academic ESG review

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


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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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.