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 12,000 academics and investors through the Academic Network.

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Reynolds & Gifford PRI Grant: Call for research


How might responsible investment contribute to a sustainable and equitable global financial system?


Call for papers for the Academic Network Conference at PRI in Person 2024

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.

Introductory Materials


Introduction to responsible investing academic research

A guide to the leading academic thinking on what responsible investing means for investors, asset owners and managers.

Academic blog posts

Academic blogs

Academic blogs

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



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


PRI Academic Seminar Series

Academic Seminar Series 2023/24

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

View past seminar papers



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.


Academic ESG data review

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


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.

Request access to reporting data

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.