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PRI signatories invited to comment on investors' role in sustainable development
What is the role of investors in the Sustainable Development Goals? The UN is currently negotiating a new set of goals to drive sustainable development beyond 2015 – the Sustainable...
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Seeking to add Chile to the responsible investment program
On 16 and 17 October, think tank GovernArt and Diario Financeiro (DF) newspaper conducted a Responsible Investment Program in Chile. As part of the academic staff teaching the courses are two experts from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI),...
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PRI releases 2013-14 Report on Progress
Mitigating risk is still a key motivator for incorporating responsible investment, but other drivers, including a broader interpretation of fiduciary duty, reputational and competitive advantages are emerging according to this year’s Report on Progress,...
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Open positions on the PRI Private Equity Steering Committee
Signatories are encouraged to submit their interest to join the PRI Private Equity (PE) Steering Committee. Please see the Terms of Reference for the role and commitments for Steering...
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PRI Managing Director explains how investors can make a difference
PRI Managing Director, Fiona Reynolds, has written an article in FT Adviser, suggesting that investors can make a difference. According to Reynolds "Most people will make some kind of investments during the course of their lifetimes, yet many do not really...
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PRI in Person 2014 - session videos and media
PRI in Person is the leading annual global responsible investment conference. For the first time in 2014, PRI in Person and the PRI Academic Network conference were held back-to-back in North America...
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PRI governance review update
At the 2014 Signatory General Meeting (SGM) in Montreal on 24 September the PRI Chair outlined the proposed changes to the PRI governance structure, detailed in the...
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2014 Advisory Council candidates
In 2014, there are 7 vacancies available on the PRI Advisory Council. 3 of these positions are now up for election. If you have a question you would like answered by the candidates standing for election, you can email your question to candidates@unpri.org...
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PRI in Person 2014 highlights
Fiona Reynolds, PRI's Managing Director, began the day with a call to action to the 270 plus asset owners among the PRI's signatory base. Sharing initial findings from the initiative's first Report on Progress in 3 years, Reynolds said pension funds needed...
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Sustainalytics Awards for Excellence - PRI announce 2014 winners
The PRI is pleased to announce the winners of the Sustainalytics Awards for Excellence at this year's PRI Academic Network Conference. The theme for the 2014 conference was 'Bridging the gap between academics and practitioners' and according to PRI Academic...
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Investors take Montreal Carbon Pledge to footprint portfolios
26 September, 2014: This week, ahead of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York, we saw strong support across the globe for more decisive initiatives to respond to climate change. To underscore the PRI's commitment to this issue and help signatories...
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PRI fixed income report gains US media traction
US publication TABB Forum, has published the article Responsible Investing Is Smart Investing in Debt Capital Markets, which has highlighted the PRI's recently launched Fixed...
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PRI Managing Director Fiona Reynolds talks fixed income with Bloomberg
To coincide with the launch of the PRI's new Fixed income investor guide, Managing Director Fiona...
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340 investors urge heads of state to take strong action on climate change
NEW YORK CITY, 18 September 2014 – Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, more than 340 global institutional...
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PRI launch fixed income ESG investor guide
Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues such as corruption and climate change should be considered as a natural fit for fixed income investors as it can help to manage risk and identify credit strength, according to a new report...