By Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRIFind out more
By Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
By Matthew Orsagh, Director, Capital Markets, CFA Institute
By Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
A guide to managing ESG issues in listed equities
A guide to managing ESG issues in private equity
A guide to considering ESG issues in fixed income
In January 2016 the PRI and UNEP FI launched a four-year project to clarify investor obligations and duties (known in common law markets as fiduciary duties) in relation to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment practice and decision making.Find out more
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD or the Task Force) published its final recommendations in 2017, and now both companies and investors are moving towards implementation of TCFD’s recommendations.
Investors are increasingly scrutinising corporate engagement on climate policy as it plays a critical role in helping governments create practical climate policy solutions. However, corporate engagement on climate policy is a double-edged sword.
Lithium-ion batteries power products at the cutting edge of technology, from smartphones to laptops and electric cars.
The starting point for respecting human and labour rights is to understand the impact of a company’s activities on people.
Recent legislation such as the UK Modern Slavery Act, along with prominent examples of labour breaches in agricultural supply chains - which include child labour in the cocoa industry or forced labour in the seafood industry – are exposing food and beverage companies to heightened operational, regulatory and reputational risks.
Cyber security risk is real and pervasive, as demonstrated by recent attacks that have put the frighteners on big banks, web service providers, the UK’s National Health Service and even the US intelligence community.
This report serves as an investor tool for engagements on tax, drawing on key trends and gaps observed in the current status of corporate income tax disclosure practices.
Director nominations and elections represent some of the most fundamental ownership rights for shareholders – namely the right to appoint and remove members of a company board to represent their interests in promoting long-term value creation.
This conference which took place in Zurich and Geneva was organised by the PRI and Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF). It provided in-depth knowledge and guidance on TCFD and SDGs, helping participants understand how to apply elements of the frameworks within their investment processes.
An exchange of information, underpinned by dialogue, will keep LPs informed about the ESG characteristics of their private equity investments and the responsible investment practices of their investment managers.
Principle 2 of the six Principles encourages investors to be active stewards of their investments and incorporate ESG factors into their ownership policies and practices across different asset classes.
This article series clarifies key concepts of responsible investment in private infrastructure equity and debt, and how the six Principles for Responsible Investment apply to infrastructure.
On 7 March 2018, the European Commission released an action plan for financing sustainable growth. The plan is a response to recommendations from the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, which were submitted to the Commission on 31 January 2018.
This paper introduces blockchain and its relevance to responsible investors. Part one is a technical primer on blockchain, while part two explores some of the ways in which blockchain could transform the financial system and the implications this may have for investors.
Short-term pressure is an obstacle to creating a global financial system that supports long-term value creation and benefits the environment and society, finds the PRI’s report, Coping, shifting, changing 2.0: Corporate and investor strategies for managing market short-termism.
The financial system is not operating sustainably and it often fails society. We need to realign the system with sustainable, equitable economies. As investors, we need to go beyond ESG integration to achieve a sustainable financial system. Investors have a central role to play.
The PRI Collaboration Platform is a unique private forum that allows signatories to pool resources, share information and enhance their influence on ESG issues. It is also a hub for academics and investors to connect and engage with research.
Asset owners and investment managers can easily search, group and request access to private Transparency Reports and Assessment Reports from other signatories via the web-based Data Portal platform.