PRI Academic Network Week

The PRI Academic Network Week was hosted across five days between 13-17 September 2021.

The event brought together the latest high-quality evidence and insights in responsible investment practices in an accessible way and aimed to bridge the gap between academic researchers and investors.

The findings were presented by their authors and discussed by investment practitioners and academics to offer feedback, to understand the work in the context of the literature and in relation to real world practice.

The event offered a unique opportunity for academics and investors to engage with each other, learn and discuss the latest insights. To find out more about the PRI’s Academic Research programme and access past event papers, blogs and podcasts visit our website here.

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Climate Politics and Commitments

13:00 - 13:10

Opening remarks

Session chair: Pedro Matos (University of Virginia)

Pedro Matos
13:10 - 13:55

Paper 4: Partisan residential sorting on climate change risk

Authors: Asaf Bernstein (University of Colorado at Boulder), Stephen B. Billings (University of Colorado at Boulder), Matthew T. Gustafson (Penn State University), Ryan Lewis (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Academic Discussant: Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore)
Practitioner Discussant: Nils Kok (GeoPhy)

Nils KokRyan LewisWenlan Qian
13:55 - 14:40

Paper 5: Green and brown lobby: who shapes the climate policy in the European Union?

Authors: Hanna Niczyporuk (New York University) 

Academic Discussant: Ralf Martin (Imperial College London)
Practitioner Discussant: Elise Attal (PRI)

Elise AttalRalf MartinHanna Niczyporuk
14:40 - 15:25

Paper 6: Firm commitments

Authors: Patrick Bolton (Columbia University), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London)

Academic Discussant: Michael Toffel (Harvard University)
Practitioner Discussant: Ben Pincombe (PRI)

Patrick BoltonBen PincombeMichael Toffel
15:25 - 15:50


Moderator: Pedro Matos (University of Virginia)

Pedro Matos
15:50 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Session chair: Pedro Matos (University of Virginia)

Pedro Matos

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