Introduction to responsible investing academic research

New to responsible investing or want to discover evidence and insights to support your ESG strategy? Here's a comprehensive guide to introduce you to tools and leading academic research on topics related to responsible investing.

This guide features top academics resources on responsible investment, evidence on ESG and financial performance and academic tools to help with your 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.

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Academic Network Conference 2023: Sessions, papers and presentations

Sessions, papers and presentations from the Academic Network Conference (Stream C) at PRI in Person 2023

PRI Academic Network Week 2022

Academic Network Week 2022: papers and presentations

A virtual 5-day conference between 19-23 September 2022, providing the latest high-quality evidence and insights in responsible investment practices in an accessible way.


Academic Network Week 2021: papers and presentations

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



Breathing new life into modern portfolio theory


The PRI’s Head of Academic Research, Katherine Ng, is joined by Jim Hawley, Head of Applied Research at TruValue Labs and Professor Emeritus, Saint Mary’s College of California; and Jon Lukomnik, former Executive Director, IRCC Institute, and soon to be Visiting Professor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Academic tools to help with your research


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.


Academic Directory


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