Academic Network Conference 2018
Call for papers
The PRI is proud to collaborate with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis for the tenth Academic Network Conference. We are delighted to announce the conference will again be part of PRI in Person, the largest global conference on responsible investment, and will be held on 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
Aligning with key themes at PRI in Person, we invite submissions of papers that focus on the following topics (with issues provided as examples below):
- Working to achieve a sustainable financial system
- The role of responsible investment in meeting today’s investment challenges
- ESG integration
- ESG engagement
We encourage both theoretical and empirical contributions from diverse business, finance, and social science disciplines. Selected papers and the PRI Award for Outstanding Research, for the best qualitative, quantitative and student papers, will be presented at the Academic Network Conference.
Application deadline: 2 April 2018
The Academic Network will be offering a suite of partnership packages with its annual conference taking place on the 11th September in San Francisco. Each partnership offers organisations the opportunity to showcase commitment and associate themselves with expertise and research in responsible investment whilst gaining exposure to peers and thought leaders through branding, hosting networking engagements, supporting prizes and bursaries. For more details, please contact the Partnerships team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current reasearch projects
Recent research and discourse on inequality has suggested that economic inequality is growing, may have harmful effects on economic growth, may be a sign of unproductive economic activity, rent-seeking or economic instability and is becoming a concern in political and civil society.
The PRI is commissioning research on economic inequality to support and guide investors in how to respond.
The project was launched with the discussion paper above from the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School, accompanied an international roundtable series held in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US from June 2016 to April 2017.
Success factors in corporate engagement
The PRI commissioned two projects from its call for research on the factors for success in corporate engagement. We anticipate the results will help signatories to review and implement their engagement strategies more effectively.
Initial findings were presented at PRI in Person, Berlin 2017.
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