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PRI launches Asset Owner Advisory Committee
The PRI is pleased to announce the creation of the Asset Owner Advisory Committee. Being on top of the investment chain, asset owners play a crucial role in driving responsible investment practices across PRI’s signatory base and throughout financial...
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PRI voices support for Paris Climate Agreement
The PRI supports the Paris Climate Agreement at COP21, and believes that the agreement is the turning point that investors have been seeking. The PRI applauds that the talks recognised the role of private...
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Jeremy Coller Foundation report illustrates the risks to investors from factory farming
Most investors have not woken up to the fact that factory farming presents very real risks to their portfolios and so needs to be considered as part of the investment process, says a
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Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition launched at COP21
The PRI is amongst an alliance of global investors, development banks, financial sector associations and NGOs that has formed the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition, launched at the COP21 Conference in Paris. Government agencies, international...
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Euronext Group joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative
Euronext Group – comprising Euronext London, Euronext Brussels, Euronext Lisbon, Euronext Paris, Euronext Amsterdam – has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, along with six other exchanges: Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, Qatar Stock...
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Open call for 2016 PRI Private Equity Committee member
The PRI is seeking signatory applications for one newly open General Partner (GP) position on the Private Equity Advisory Committee, effective from the start of February 2016. The Advisory Committee advises the PRI on the strategy and execution of the...
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Help shape the next decade of the PRI and responsible investment
To mark its 10-year anniversary in 2016, the PRI will be carrying out a series of initiatives to review its progress to date mainstreaming responsible investing and help shape the future direction of...
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PRI launches guide on engaging retailers on employee relations
The PRI has launched An investor guide to engaging retailers on employee relations, laying out why and how investors...
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PRI launches private equity due diligence questionnaire
The PRI has launched the Limited Partners’ Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire (LP Responsible Investment DDQ)...
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PRI launches Engagement guidance on corporate tax responsibility
The PRI hosted an event discussing aggressive tax practices to launch its new guidance document on engaging with companies...
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The PRI announces results of its 2015 Board elections
The PRI Board elections closed on Monday 9 November. There were two open asset owner positions and one open investment manager position. We had high levels of participation in the voting process, with 49% of asset owners, 29% of investment managers...
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Call for Asset Owner Advisory Committee members
The PRI is calling for applications from asset owner signatories to sit on a new Asset Owner Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the work of the Asset Owner work stream, which is being set up as part...
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US Department of Labor clarifies ERISA fiduciaries’ ability to consider ESG factors
The US Department of Labor has released a new Interpretive Bulletin (IB 2015-01) on Economically Targeted Investments (ETIs) and Investment Strategies that Consider...
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Investors and companies urge stock exchanges to enhance ESG disclosure
Investors and companies have sent letters to stock exchanges asking them to issue companies in their market with voluntary reporting guidance that includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. In order to effectively evaluate...
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UNEP Inquiry releases report on aligning global finance with sustainable development
The United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) two-year Inquiry has released its final report, The Financial System We Need, describing how to harness the assets of the world's...