The IRI works with partners and stakeholders on a series of issues that have a direct impact on the creation of long-term value for both investors and society. The Initiative engages in applied research to promote the generation of long-term wealth, in the areas of responsible real estate investing, responsible investment consulting, small and medium enterprises, and mission investing for foundations. See the Publications page for a list of and links to IRI publications.
Areas of Concentration
The IRI is currently engaged in research in the following areas:
- Impact investing and public policy through the Global Impact Investing Policy Project.
- Mission investing for foundations with the Mission Investors Exchange.
- The future of community investment in the United States.
- Place-based investment and capital absorption.
- Responsible investment and public pension funds with the Trustee Leadership Forum.
Additional IRI research activity includes:
- Development of alternative theories of investment across asset classes
- Post-disaster recovery funds and community investment
- Creation of a responsible investment curriculum in higher education
- Tracking of corporate social responsibility disclosure requirements globally
The Responsible Property Investing Center (RPIC) was co-founded by the IRI with Professor Gary Pivo of the University of Arizona to conduct research and build networks to study on responsible property investing. The RPIC works to stimulate new vocabulary, research, and investments in the field of Responsible Property Investing (RPI). To that end, the IRI and Professor Pivo have developed the RPIC to coordinate collaborative activity, information sharing, and research into the theory and practice of responsible investing. For more information on the RPI Center and to view recent publications, visit the website or email David Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.