JWI Working Papers

Current research by JWI members and associates in early view

Ethical Investment Response

JWI issue response on Edinburgh´s ethical investment strategy

JWI Blog

Our thoughts on the ethics of investment, sweatshops, Scottish independence, fair trade and more

Postgraduate study

Taught and research programmes combining normative and empirical approaches to global justice

Fair Trade Academic Network

Supporting the development and sharing of research on fairness in trade

Fair trade dissertation prize

Annual prizes awarded to the best dissertations relating to fairness in trade

Latest News

JWI issues response on responsible investment

The Just World Institute has issued a response to the University of Edinburgh Consultation Paper on Responsible Investment, as a contribution to the debate surrounding Edinburgh's investment strategy. Read the response paper here. (More)

Mathias Thaler starts Marie Curie grant

Chancellor's Fellow has been awarded by the European Commission a four-year project to study political violence. (More)

Upcoming Events

29th Apr 2014

Seminar: Speaker: Andreas Hoepner # Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Enterprise, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, Senior Academic Fellow, United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment; Speaker: Brett Scott # Campaigner, journalist and Author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance; Speaker: Stephen Porter # PhD candidate in Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, with significant experience in finance; Speaker: Dave Gorman # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Kieran Oberman # University of Edinburgh What is ‘socially responsible’ investment? 17:30 (2 hours and 30 minutes)


Our research on ethics and justice in relation to environmental and climate change - supported by ESRC, British Academy, and Leverhulme Trust grants. More...

Conflict and Peace

Research on peace, conflict and justice at the JWI covers a wide range of issues, including classical themes of Just War Theory, ethical issues in post-conflict reconstruction, and political apologies as mechanisms of reconciliation. More...

Poverty and Wealth

Our research includes work on justice in relation to the distribution of wealth and natural resources. More...

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