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Towards COP21: PRI action on climate change
With COP21 in Paris fast approaching, PRI is encouraging investors to acknowledge the important role they have to play in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.   In 2015, PRI is focusing on supporting...
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of a congressional delegation meets Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his official residence. The delegation includes: Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Sander Levin, Rep. Anna Eshoo, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Mike Thompson, Rep. Doris Matsui, Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, Rep. Daniel Kildee, and Rep. Mark Takai. The meeting was in Tokyo, Japan on April 3, 2015.
World’s largest pension fund joins the PRI
The PRI is delighted to welcome Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a signatory to the six Principles for Responsible Investment. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the move in a speech at the UN assembly meeting on 27 September,...
PRI announces winning papers from the PRI - Sycomore AM Award
The PRI announced the winning papers from the PRI - Sycomore AM Award at this year’s PRI in Person conference in London. The theme for the 2015 call for papers matched that of the PRI’s three-year strategic plan: From awareness to impact. We...
SGM Report: PRI Chair Martin Skancke outlines priorities for 2016
Strengthening signatory accountability, improving incentives for investors to deepen their implementation of responsible investment, and revisions to the Principles themselves were highlighted as priorities for the PRI as it approaches its 10-year anniversary...
Report on Progress 2015: the PRI reveals the highs and lows of responsible investment implementation
The 2015 Report on Progress analyses the results of 936 investors from 48 countries across six continents, giving unprecedented insight into...
New candidates announced for PRI Board
Six new candidates for PRI Board positions were announced at the Signatory General Meeting, Tuesday 8 September. Their details and links to full candidate statements are below. The 2015 Board election is for two open asset owner positions and one open...
The private sector and United Nations join forces to enhance transparency on ESG information across global markets
Less than a third of stock exchanges worldwide provide written guidance to their listed companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. In response to this, the United Nations Sustainable Stock...
PRI releases initial findings on private equity data
The PRI has released some initial findings from the PRI 2014 reporting data of signatories investing in private equity. A full analysis of the data will be published in a report later this year. Nearly 350 signatories report to the PRI on their responsible...
Follow PRI in Person 2015 live online
On 8-10 September, London will play host to PRI in Person 2015, bringing together over 1,000 people from more than 25 countries
UNGC Executive Director appointed to Board of Arabesque Partners
Georg Kell, founding Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, has been appointed Vice Chairman-designate of Arabesque Partners. He will join the Board of the Anglo-German asset management firm alongside Chairman Dr. Robert G. Eccles. Georg Kell’s...
Oxford University research shows poor investor-consultant relationships holding back green investment
The Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has undertaken a comprehensive study, Investment...
Investors call for improvements in company lobbying on climate change
In a significant shift in the investor voice on corporate climate lobbying, more than 60 investors have made clear that company lobbying on climate change related policy and...
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.
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...
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.