History

In early 2005, the then UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, invited a group of the world’s largest institutional investors to join a process to develop the Principles for Responsible Investment. A 20-person Investor Group drawn from institutions in 12 countries was supported by a 70-person group of experts from the investment industry, intergovernmental organisations and civil society. The Principles were launched in April 2006 at the New York Stock Exchange.

Unveiling the PRI

Unveiling of the PRI at the New York Stock Exchange in 2006, attended by founding PRI signatories and the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Founding signatories

*Denotes drafting signatory

  • ABN AMRO Asset Management
  • Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP*
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • AP2
  • Asset4
  • Banco
  • Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd
  • BC Investment Management Corporation
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • BT Pension Scheme*
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Caisse des dépôts et consignations – CDC*
  • CalPERS*
  • Calvert Group
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board*
  • Catholic Superannuation Fund
  • Christian Super
  • CIA (Caisse de Prevoyance du Canton de Geneve)
  • Comité syndical national de retraite Bâtirente
  • Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF)*
  • Crédit Agricole Asset Management Group
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd
  • Dexia Asset Management
  • Domini Social Investments
  • Etablissement du Régime Additionnel de la Fonction Publique – ERAFP
  • Ethix
  • F&C Asset Management
  • Folksam*
  • Fonds de réserve pour les retraites – FRR*
  • FTSE Group
  • Wespath Investment Management (General Board of Pension and Health Benefits United Methodist Church)*
  • Generation Investment Management LLP
  • GES Investment Services
  • Government Employees Pension Fund of South Africa
  • Government Pension Fund of Thailand*
  • Groupama Asset Management
  • Henderson Global Investors
  • Hermes Pensions Management*
  • Insight Investment
  • International Finance Corporation*
  • Macif Gestion
  • Mennonite Mutual Aid
  • Mercer Investment Consulting
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • Morley Fund Management
  • Munich Reinsurance AG*
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland
  • New York City Employees Retirement System*
  • New York State Local Retirement System
  • New Zealand Superannuation Fund
  • Norwegian Government Pension Fund*
  • onValues Ltd.
  • Pensionfund Metalektro (PME)
  • PGGM Investments*
  • Portfolio Partners Limited
  • PREVI*
  • Public Sector Superannuation Scheme*
  • Reputex
  • Storebrand
  • Sumitomo Trust
  • TIAA – CREF
  • Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York
  • Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd
  • Trucost
  • United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund*
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme – USS*
  • Vigeo