Academic Seminar series 2023/24

The PRI Academic Seminar Series invites leading ESG experts to present their research to academic scholars and investors.

The aim of the series is to:

  • enable investors to learn from cutting-edge research and engage with authors directly
  • give responsible investment thought leaders the opportunity to present their work and obtain valuable feedback
  • provide an opportunity for junior scholars to network with speakers and obtain career advice
  • be more inclusive and strengthen our global PRI Academic Network community throughout the year

Each session will consist of two parts:

  • Part 1: Presentation (60min interactive seminar) – open to all
  • Part 2: Network opportunity and career advice for junior scholars with speaker (30min) – open to PhD students and junior faculty

Please note that seminars will not be recorded to allow for more open discussions.

2023/24 research seminars

1 December 2023

Zacharias Sautner
Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich

Do investors care about biodiversity?

12 January 2024

Itay Goldstein
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

On ESG investing: Heterogeneous preferences, information and asset prices

2 February 2024

Xiaoyun Yu
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Levelling up your green mojo: The benefits of beneficent investment

8 March 2024

Marco Becht
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management at Université libre de Bruxelles

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Voice through divestment

19 April 2024

Reena Agarwal
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

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Why do investors vote against corporate directors?

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