Launched in December 2010, the IRI’s Convening Series will bring together a small group of key thinkers every three months to discuss topics central to both the theory and practice of responsible investment. Each of these one-day sessions will assess the current state of each topic, promote interdisciplinary dialogue, develop analytical tools and frameworks, and catalyze action to bring the field of responsible investment to its next level. Each session will result in, at minimum, a summary publication.
In keeping with the IRI’s mission of catalyzing research and leading-edge thought on responsible investment, the Convening Series will focus on development of the theory of responsible investment (Theory of Responsible Investment Series) and on the appropriate and successful use of asset classes in responsible investment (Asset-Class Risks and Rewards Series). These series will alternate, starting with the Theory of RI Series.
For more information on the Convening Series, contact Katie Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Convening Series Events
December 2010 – Transformative Concepts of the Responsibilities of Investors : Building a Narrative
March 2011 – Cash: Societal-Level Risks and Returns
June 2011 – The Future of CSR Reporting: Should Corporations Set Societal-Level Goals?
September 2011 – Commodities as an Asset Class: Appropriate for Responsible Investors?
February 2012 – Financial Innovation, Complexity, and Agency Theory
December 2012 – The Problem of Growth…Is Growth: What Does Growth Mean in a Context of Sustainability?
Further convenings to be announced.