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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.
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'...
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...
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...
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
Reducing Emissions Across the Portfolio launched at Climate Finance Day
The PRI has launched the executive summary of its upcoming discussion paper Reducing Emissions...
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.
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...
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...