COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and BERKELEY, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business (Berkeley-Haas) has announced a call for papers for the annual Moskowitz Prize — the only global award recognizing outstanding academic research in the field of sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing.
Now in its 21st year, the Moskowitz Prize is awarded annually by the Center for Responsible Business. A global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of sustainable and responsible investing, this academic prize was named for Milton Moskowitz, one of the first investigators to publish comparisons of the financial performance of screened and unscreened portfolios.
The Moskowitz Prize is awarded annually at The SRI Conference, the largest and longest running conference serving investors and investment professionals in the sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investment industry in North America. The author of this year's prize-winning study will be notified by early October and publicly announced at the 27th annual SRI Conference, November 9-11, 2016, in Denver, CO, where the winner will be honored and present the winning study's findings.
Both Berkeley-Haas and The SRI Conference acknowledge and appreciate the 2016 Moskowitz Prize sponsors: Calvert Group, First Affirmative Financial Network, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Rockefeller and Co., Neuberger Berman, and Trillium Asset Management. For more information online visit: http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkeley.edu/programs/moskowitzresearchprogram.html. First Affirmative produces The SRI Conference.
DEADLINE FOR CONSIDERATION: Studies to be reviewed for consideration must be submitted by June 30, 2016. The $5,000 prize competition is open to authors of studies relevant to responsible investing. Studies may be published or unpublished, but unpublished studies should be of a quality appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal. For details about the submission process online visit: https://responsiblebusiness.submittable.com/submit.
Entries are reviewed by an independent jury of scholars and investment professionals. The prize winner is determined based on practical significance to responsible investment practitioners, appropriateness and rigor of quantitative methods, and novelty of results.
2015 MOSKOWITZ PRIZE: The 2015 Moskowitz Prize recognized the paper "Climate Change and Firm Valuation: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment" for Outstanding Research in Socially Responsible Investing. The report was authored by Philipp Krüger, Assistant Professor of Responsible Finance at the University of Geneva and Junior Chair at the Swiss Finance Institute.
About the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business
The mission of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkeley.edu) is to develop leaders who redefine business for a sustainable future. We connect students, businesses, and faculty to mobilize the positive potential of business to build a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society. Building on more than a decade of research, teaching, and engaging with business, we educate and provoke thoughtful debate. We encourage sustainability-minded research and its application in the marketplace of commerce and ideas. Berkeley-Haas is recognized as the Best Green MBA program by The Princeton Review and ranked #1 globally for CSR and ethics by The Financial Times.
ABOUT THE SRI CONFERENCE
The SRI Conference (http://www.SRIconference.com) is produced by First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC (http://www.firstaffirmative.com), a Registered Investment Advisor offering investment consulting and asset management services through a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious, impact-oriented investors (SEC File #801-56587).
The 27th SRI Conference will be November 9–11, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver, CO. The SRI Conference is the premier annual forum for investors and investment professionals engaged in sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing. Conference participation includes investment professionals, institutional investors, and related organizations and features educational sessions and focused opportunities to network with hundreds of like-minded individuals, organizations, and leaders in the field of Sustainable, Responsible, Impact investing.
Kate Alper of the Haas School of Business at 510-643-7185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with The SRI Conference registration and sponsorships, please contact Krystala Kalil at 888-774-2663 or Krystala@SRIconference.com.
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