UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Call for Papers and Academic Network Conference 2019

Conference date

09 Sep 2019




About PRI
The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a global network of institutional investors and service providers, that works to understand the investment implications of ESG factors and supporting members in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI has over 2,000 signatories around the world representing over USD 80 trillion in assets under management.

The PRI academic research programme
The programme provides grant funding to support and develop innovative responsible investment research, showcases research findings for an investor audience and convenes a vibrant, global community of over 4,500 academics and investors through the Academic Network.

Call for papers - Deadline 5 April 2019
The annual academic network conference brings together academics and investment practitioners to share and learn from academic evidence and insights, and generate research impact. This year, the call for papers focuses on:

Working to achieve a sustainable financial system
• ESG investing and investment horizons
• Risk management in the context of RI
• ESG-related regulatory developments (for e.g. EU sustainable finance)
• Fiduciary duty

The role of responsible investment in meeting today’s investment challenges
• Impact investment
• Corporate reporting
• Economic inequality
• Information and communications technology, e.g. artificial intelligence, data privacy and tech ethics

ESG integration
• Financial performance
• Fixed income and ESG investment performance
• Behavioural finance and investment biases: implications for RI
• Climate change
• Energy transition

ESG engagement
• Engagement strategies
• Corporate governance including board skills
• ESG disclosure (e.g. water, climate, cyber security)

Submit your paper to this email address

The PRI is proud to collaborate with the Research Chair on Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investments (Chaire FDIR) at Toulouse School of Economics and École Polytechnique for the 11th Academic Network Conference.

We are delighted to work with the conference committee:

Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Assistant Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control, General Management & Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Western University Canada
Catherine Casamatta, Professor of Finance, Toulouse School of Economics and TSM, University of Toulouse Capitole
Patricia Crifo, Professor of Economics, University Paris Nanterre EconomiX, Ecole Polytechnique Crest and CIRANO
Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Katherine Ng, Head of Academic Research, PRI
Sébastien Pouget, Professor of Finance, Toulouse School of Economics and TSM, University of Toulouse Capitole

PRI Awards for outstanding research
The best qualitative paper
The best quantitative paper
The best student paper

Deadline and further information
The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2019. Please see call for papers here: https://bit.ly/2HzdKjJ for further information about the criteria.

For more information about the research programme, please see here: https://www.unpri.org/asset-owners/academic-research or contact academic@unpri.org.