Oxford Sustainable Private Markets Conference 2023

About the event

You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming Oxford Sustainable Private Markets Conference.

The objective of the conference is to advance academic research with a view to supporting change by industry participants as well as policy makers. The overarching goal is to reimagine private markets to achieve fair return on invested capital, but also serve the greater public interest as well as the stakeholders of private markets by looking beyond the portfolio companies and examining the net effect and impact on larger public interest considerations.

The event provides a unique opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners together to exchange their experience and their research in building tomorrow’s financial markets.

The conference will include policy makers, investors and representatives of corporations, academics, researchers, foundations, and more.

Call for papers

Paper submission process

You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming conference. The key focus is environmental, social and governance (ESG) in private markets (private equity, private debt, real assets). If you are unsure whether your paper is a good fit, do send it anyway. If you are an academic and have no paper, but are open to discuss one, please get in touch.

  • Email papers to ludovic.phalippou@sbs.ox.ac.uk by Thursday 1 June 2023.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • You will be notified whether or not your paper has been accepted by Monday 5 June 2023.


Each presentation lasts for 10 minutes maximum, should not include any equations or maths, and be 5 slides maximum. It should give the key points: what is the question, why does it matter, what do we know already about this, what you did, and what you found. Discussants will then have 5 minutes and 2 slides before the paper is opened to the floor for a 15 minute discussion.


Thanks to the Oxford Private Equity Institute, presenters and discussants attend for free, and are offered accommodation and food. 

Conference and dinner registration

If you would like to attend the conference, but do not wish to submit a paper, please purchase a ticket via the University’s Online Store.

Ticket types: conference with dinner or conference only.

The conference dinner will be held at Oxford University’s prestigious Museum of Natural History on Thursday 14 September. Drinks reception at 7pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm. 

The conference will be held on Friday 15 September at Saïd Business School.

View last year's Oxford Sustainable Private Markets Conference programme