Call for Papers
2013 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2013 11:59PM PST (GMT -7)

PURPOSE: The Moskowitz Prize recognizes outstanding research on socially responsible investing and the financial implications of responsible business practices. First presented in 1996 by the Social Investment Forum, the Prize has been awarded by the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business since 2005. It is named for Milton Moskowitz, one of the first investigators to publish comparisons of the financial performance of screened and unscreened portfolios. His distinguished works include "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America", an annual list published in Fortune magazine, and "The Global Marketplace: 102 of the Most Influential Companies Outside America".

PRIZE: The $5,000 Prize competition is open to authors of studies relevant to social and sustainable investing. Studies from all business disciplines and economics are welcomed. Both published papers and working papers are eligible. Working papers should be of a quality suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal. Studies will be considered for the Prize only once.

The prize-winning study is selected by a panel of judges from academia and the investment industry (see for the list of judges). Honorable mentions or additional monetary prizes may be awarded at the judges' discretion. The Journal of Investing customarily accepts the winning study for publication, although authors are not required to do so.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Judging criteria include:
- Significance to practitioners of social and sustainable responsible investing
- Innovativeness of research question and approach
- Appropriateness and rigor of methods

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: The winning study authors will be notified in September and invited to the 24th annual SRI Conference, October 28-30, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to be publicly announced and awarded. They will also have a session in which to present their winning study.

The Prize reimburses reasonable travel expenses for the winning individual/team to attend the SRI Conference (maximum of $2500 and economy airfare only). Winners will also receive free conference pass(es).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Email an electronic version of your paper (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format) to Amy Dinh at, with the email subject line "Submission for Moskowitz Prize 2013", by July 1, 2013 11:59PM PST (GMT -7). In the body of the email, write the author(s) and title of the study.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Lloyd Kurtz at or Nadja Guenster at


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Posted 5/5/13