International call for research
May 26, 2016
EXAMINING FACTORS OF SUCCESS FOR INVESTOR-COMPANY ENGAGEMENT ON ESG ISSUES
With an exciting funding opportunity for academic research that will bring together scholars and investment practitioners, the PRI invites expressions of interest (EoI) for research building evidence and insight into which factors create successful investor-company engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Up to £10,000 (equivalent) is available to support this internationally-focused research project.
The research should address the following key questions:
- How can investors and companies constructively engage on ESG issues?
- How effective are investor collaborations in engaging with companies on ESG issues and influencing corporate behaviour?
From the EoI, candidates will be shortlisted and one will be invited to submit a full proposal. The successful candidate will be provided with access to data from the PRI’s Collaboration Platform (formerly the Clearinghouse) and PRI coordinated collaborative engagements
The project is expected to start in August 2016 and be completed within 12 months.
Preference will be given to EoI’s submitted by teams with members in different regions of the world and with at least one academic and one investment practitioner. Multidisciplinary approaches are welcomed.
The deadline to submit expressions of interest is 3 July 2016.
Enquiries should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deadline for submitting expressions of interest||3 July 2016|
|Shortlisted candidates notified||15 July 2016|
|Interviews with shortlisted candidates||End of July 2016|
|Selected candidate to submit full project proposal||15 August 2016|
|Research project starts||End of August 2016|
|Interim report (1) data focus||Mid-December 2016|
|Interim report (2) early insights focus||Mid-May 2017|
|Interim article for PRI||May 2017|
|Final report deadline||14 July 2017|
|Peer review - academic and research user/practitioner||By end of July 2017|
|Deadline for submitting report with reviewers comments addressed||11 August 2017|
|Presentation at PRI in Person, Berlin||September 2017|
|Article for the PRI||September 2017|