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PRI in Person

PRI in Person is the only truly global conference on the responsible investment calendar, providing a platform for PRI signatories and other investment professionals to learn, network and collaborate in person over several days.

The annual event allows attendees to discuss topical issues and share experiences from their own organisation and region with peers from around the world.

During the PRI’s tenth anniversary year, PRI in Person 2016 will take place in Singapore on 6-8 September. We will be bringing the world’s leading responsible investment event to Asia for the first time since 2008. Click on the button below for further information about the event including the latest agenda and how to register. 

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Why Asia and why Singapore?

The PRI is working to strengthen its capacity and expertise in this crucial region, where responsible investment continues to be in the early stages of development.

Singapore is a global financial centre at the leading edge of sustainability. The city has established a series of long-term goals to reconcile rapid economic development and environmental sustainability. Marina Bay Sands has been formally recognised for its eco-friendly initiatives and efforts towards sustainability and efficiency.

Sponsorship

PRI in Person offers a wide range of opportunities to reach a global investor audience. For more information, see the Partnerships section.

SUSTAINABILITY

We acknowledge that PRI in Person has the potential to impact the environment and that we have a duty to proactively manage that impact. We commit to doing so by identifying significant environmental impacts and putting processes in place to prevent, reduce and/or mitigate them in a practical manner.

Read more about how we managed environmental sustainability at our most recent event in London here.

PRI IN PERSON 2015: LONDON

PRI in Person 2015 drew in a diverse, global audience and attracted significant media attention. It was also the largest responsible investment conference ever held. As one speaker said: “Having 1,000 people attend a responsible investment conference 10 years ago was unthinkable, five years ago unimaginable and today it is reality”.

The comprehensive programme included a series of inspiring keynote addresses from within and outside the industry. The conference kicked off with the official Market Open Ceremony at the London Stock Exchange and the launch of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ Model Guidance. Throughout days two and three, delegates were able to participate in a series of interactive plenaries and roundtables as well as a range of practical breakout sessions addressing active ownership, ESG integration within each asset class, the latest academic research and a dedicated stream for trustees and asset owners.

Download the highlights report.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

 

Welcome

Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI

 

PRI Report on Progress 2015

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI

 

Keynote: The macro-economic outlook – navigating uncertainty

Douglas M. Hodge, Chief Executive, PIMCO

 

Keynote Address: Investing for the long-term

Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Cambridge Judge Business School, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School

 

PRI Chair Address

Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI

 

Keynote Address: Building a market that works for investors

Brad Katsuyama, President and CEO, IEX

 

The future of impact investing

A conversation with: Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group and Yvonne Bakkum, Managing Director, FMO Investment Management led by Priya Mathur, Board member, CalPERS

 

Does sustainable investing have an image problem and does it matter?

Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather UK

PRI IN PERSON 2014: MONTREAL

More than 600 attendees congregated in Montreal at PRI in Person 2014 to discuss their most pressing challenges in integrating environmental, social and governance criteria into investment decision-making.

The agenda covered topics including fossil fuel divestment, tax responsibility, green bonds, fracking, human rights and executive remuneration.

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

 

The End of the New Normal

Keynote: James Galbraith, University of Texas

 

Each, Every, and Altogether: Specialisation, Diversification and the Conundrum of Responsibility

Keynote: Spencer Glendon, Wellington Management

 

Strengthening ties joint initiatives between the UN and the PRI

Gavin Power, UN Global Compact, Charles Anderson, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, Fiona Reynolds, PRI

 

This house believes that the principle agent problems are getting worse, not better

Debate: For the house: Mathew Kiernan, Inflection Point Capital, Emma Hunt, Towers Watson, Against the house: Vicki Bakhshi, F&C Asset Management, Colin Melvin, Hermes EOS

 

Towards Paris 2015

Keynote: Christiana Figueres,  Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

 

How do responsible investors view energy

Moderator: Tim Coulter, Bloomberg News, Panellists: Philippe Defosses, ERAPF, Mats Anderson, Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Christine Torklep Meisingset, Storebrand, Jagdeep Bachher, University of California Board of Regents

 

Quebec’s economic and financial outlook

Carlos Leitao, Government of Quebec

 

How do investors define their investment beliefs

Moderator: Martin Skancke, PRI, Panellists: Else Bos, PGGM, Ken Mehlman, KKR, Priya Mathur, CalPERS, Adrian Orr, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

PRI IN PERSON 2013: CAPE TOWN

Held in Cape Town, PRI in Person 2013 brought the conference to Africa for the first time.

Africa is home to six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies and is projected to account for one-fifth of the world’s population by 2050. Perhaps nowhere else is the role of the global investment community in driving social transformation and economic development the subject of so much debate.

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

 

What did you gain from attending PRI in Person?

 

What will you take away from this conference?

 

Welcome

 

Keynote: South African Ministry of Finance

 

Time to push the reset button

 

Doing business in Africa

 

How do we bring about long-termism in the financial sector?

 

Southern Africa – An economic overview

 

The responsible capitalism debate – the role of values in value

 

Gini out of the bottle: what is the cost of financial inequality?

 

Aligning interests along the investment chain

 

Conference wrap-up

 

Farewell speech by James Gifford