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Open call for 2016 PRI Private Equity Committee members
The PRI is seeking signatory applications for four positions on the Private Equity Advisory Committee, effective from the start of 2016.
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UN Global Compact writes to Pope Francis on business as a force for good
PRI partner the UN Global Compact has written an open letter to the representative of His Holiness Pope Francis in New York saying that the recent papal encyclical on environmental principles “should inspire the private sector to do more to protect...
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Asset owners should take the initiative on reducing their carbon exposure
With scientific concerns about the effects of carbon emissions settled, asset owners are increasingly interested in understanding their carbon exposure and learning what role they can play to achieve a safe environment for future generations.
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PRI launches public consultation on Limited Partners' Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire
On Tuesday 23 June, at the PRI-PEI Responsible Investment Forum 2015 in London, the PRI launched a public consultation on the drafted PRI Limited Partners'...
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Mr Masaru Arai elected to the PRI Board
Mr Masaru Arai, former CIO of Daiwa Asset Management, Japan, has been elected to the PRI Board following the close of voting in the PRI’s mid-term elections.  He will serve as a Director until the end of December 2015. Mr Arai’s appointment was...
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Signatory base AUM hits $59 trillion
The PRI is delighted to announce that its signatory base represents $59 trillion of assets under management (AUM) as of April 2015, a 29% year-on-year increase.  This comprises just over half of the world’s institutional assets (across...
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120 CEOs managing $12 trillion urge finance ministers to support a long-term emissions reduction goal in global climate deal
Long-term emissions goal in Paris deal will generate certainty and provide clear pathway to a low carbon future say investors
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Reducing Emissions Across the Portfolio launched at Climate Finance Day
The PRI has launched the executive summary of its upcoming discussion paper Reducing Emissions...
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South-East Asian capital market leaders pursue sustainable business agenda as new exchanges join SSE
The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative held its first Regional Dialogue for South East Asia in the heart of Bangkok 18 May.
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PRI Board calls for nominations for mid-term election
The PRI Board has decided to call a mid-term election to fill an investment manager position on the Board that has recently been vacated by Luciane Ribeiro, Executive Director of Santander Asset Management in Brazil. NOMINATIONS Candidates...
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Open call to signatories for private equity case studies
The PRI is conducting an open call for case studies from Limited Partner (LP) and General Partner (GP) signatories to support the upcoming PRI LP Due Diligence Questionnaire (LP DDQ). The LP DDQ will build on the industry-wide initiative ESG...
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Fixed Income Case Studies series launched
The PRI has launched its Fixed Income Case Study series with a set of four studies focused on emerging markets. Topics covered are: consumer...
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Materiality of ESG KPIs: a perspective from Brazil
The PRI has released Materiality of ESG KPIs: a perspective from Brazil, exploring how material...
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Do ESG megatrends influence investment decisions?
In Do ESG megatrends influence investment decisions? the PRI has summarised the...
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Stock exchanges around the world ring the bell for gender equality
Stock exchanges around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality.