The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Sustainable Investment Research Initiative (SIRI) seeks to drive innovative thought leadership that will inform and advance our understanding of sustainability factors and the impact they may have on companies, markets, and investment intermediaries from the perspective of a large, global, long-term, and multi-class institutional asset owner.
As part of this important initiative, CalPERS has partnered with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management to develop and host the inaugural Sustainability & Finance Symposium on June 7, 2013. The event will be held in the vicinity of Napa Valley’s wine country in Davis, California.
The symposium will convene leading academics and practitioners to foster a debate that will lead to a research agenda on sustainability and finance issues. This symposium will be an inquiry into the definitions and relevance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and related policy issues for long-term capital providers. It will also consider the potential impact of ESG issues on capital markets, companies, and intermediaries in the investment chain, such as asset managers. We seek submissions from scholars and investment practitioners in the fields of finance, economics, accounting, law, and business that will contribute to this discussion.
Selected papers will inform CalPERS Total Fund Sustainability strategy and development of investment beliefs.
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