Call for Papers
2012 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012

PURPOSE: The annual Moskowitz Prize recognizes outstanding quantitative research in the field of social and sustainable investing. First presented in 1996 by the Social Investment Forum, the Prize has been administered 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 are welcomed, but should be of a quality suitable for publication in an academic journal. The prize-winning study is selected by a panel of judges from academia and the investment industry and will be accepted for publication in the Journal of Investing. Honorable mention or additional monetary prizes may be awarded at the judges' discretion. The Moskowitz Prize is administered by an independent group of volunteers in cooperation with the Center for Responsible Business.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone may enter. Studies may be published or unpublished, but unpublished studies should be of a quality appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal. Studies will be considered for the Prize only once.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Entries are reviewed by a jury of scholars and investment professionals. Judging criteria include:
- Significance to practitioners of social and sustainable responsible investing.
- Appropriateness and rigor of quantitative methods.
- Novelty of results.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: The winning study will be announced at the Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing conference in the Mohegan Sun Conference Center in Montville, CT October 2-4, 2012.

ENTER BY EMAIL: Send electronic version (PDF or Word format) to Lloyd Kurtz at:

QUESTIONS: Contact Lloyd Kurtz, Prize Administrator, at:

Calvert Group:
First Affirmative Financial Network:
Nelson Capital Management:
Rockefeller and Co.:
Neuberger Berman:
Trillium Asset Management:

Posted 5/13/12