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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Corporate Governance

13:00 - 13:10

Opening remarks

Session chair: Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin)

Laura Starks
13:10 - 13:55

Paper 7: For whom corporate leaders bargain

Authors: Lucian A. Bebchuk (Harvard University), Kobi Kastiel (Tel Aviv University), Roberto Tallarita (Harvard University)

Academic Discussant: Jill Fisch (University of Pennsylvania)
Practitioner Discussant: Anne Simpson (CalPERS)

Jill FischKobi KastielAnne Simpson
13:55 - 14:40

Paper 8: CEO compensation: evidence from the field

Authors: Alex Edmans (London Business School), Tom Gosling (London Business School), Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics)

Academic Discussant: Kelly Shue (Yale University)
Practitioner Discussant: Ben Yeoh (RBC Global Asset Management)

Alex EdmansKelly ShueBen Yeoh
14:40 - 15:25

Paper 9: The benefits of access: evidence from private meetings with portfolio firms

Authors: Marco Becht (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Julian Franks (London Business School), Hannes Wagner (Bocconi University)

Academic Discussant: Fabrizio Ferraro (IESE Business School)
Practitioner Discussant: Emmet McNamee (PRI)

Fabrizio FerraroEmmet McNameeHannes Wagner
15:25 - 15:50


Moderator: Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin)

Laura Starks
15:50 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Session chair: Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin)

Laura Starks

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