As the field of responsible investment grows, so does the need for advanced education on these issues. Here we provide news and resources for those interested in IR curricula.
Call for Papers: Graduate (PhD) Student Conference: Financial Sector Governance for Natural Resource Sustainability
16-17 May 2013
Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
The ongoing climate change debates and economic crises provide examples of how financial markets have become an important policy mechanism for sustainable economies and financial systems. This conference will explore the financial sector governance challenges and opportunities presented by natural resource issues, including rising demand for agricultural, mineral, and energy commodities; stresses on water resources; ecosystem degradation; and climate-driven impacts on natural capital.
Graduate students are invited to present relevant research and engage in a unique dialogue with academics and practitioners on governance challenges and opportunities facing a global economy broadly characterized by increasing integration, resource scarcity and growing inequality.
Please send abstract (minimum 2 pages) and one-page cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2012, and to inquire if you have questions.
The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has formally launched a new program focused on impact investing, CASE i3, the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing. This will be the first comprehensive global program at a top 10 business school in the US to blend academic rigor with practical knowledge on the emerging field of Impact Investing across three main audiences: MBA students, academics, and professional investors and practitioners. For more information, click here.
An organization with a mission to introduce Canadian universities to the world of responsible investing, the Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing (CURI), has recently been launched. Through the provision of relevant resources and tools, forums for collaborative action and education, CURI seeks to promote more inclusive and responsible investment decision-making and practices among Canadian universities. To achieve this goal, CURI will engage with university trustees, students, alumni and other members of the university community through web-based media, letter campaigns and conferences.
The International Impact Investing Challenge, a competition for MBA students focused on designing investment vehicles that create sustainable impact and would be of interest to institutional investors, has organized its second competition for April 2013. For more information, visit the International Impact Investing Challenge website.