The PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment

We work to understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – such as climate change, human rights and tax avoidance – impact investments, and we support our international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

What is responsible investment?

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Blueprint for responsible investment

Our aim over the next 10 years is to bring responsible investors together to work towards sustainable markets that contribute to a more prosperous world for all.

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Growing water risk resilience: An investor guide on agricultural supply chains

Global investor portfolios are increasingly exposed to water-related risk.

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Investor action on climate change: A PRI-Novethic assessment of global investor practices

For long-term investors, safeguarding investments requires mitigation of climate change.

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An investor's guide to methane: Engaging with oil and gas companies to manage a rising risk

Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a climate pollutant 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 20-year period, and it is responsible for 25% of the global warming we are experiencing today.

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Moving the needle on responsible labour practices in the apparel industry

The starting point for respecting human and labour rights is to understand the impact of a company’s activities on people.

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From poor working conditions to forced labour - what's hidden in your portfolio?

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.

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How to engage retailers on employee relations

Happy employees are good for business: highly engaged employees tend to stay longer, and are more likely to be productive and provide good customer service.

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Human rights and the extractive industry: why engage, who to engage, how to engage

Extractive companies are among those companies that have the most daily impact on our lives. They have an impact on their workers, the communities located near their operations, and the people living in the operating country. They use countries’ natural resources, which ultimately belong to their citizens, and therefore need ...

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Engaging on director nominations

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.

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Engaging on anti-bribery and corruption

The cost of bribery and corruption is immense

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How to integrate ESG issues into executive pay

Executive pay remains at the forefront of corporate governance discussions for the investment community.

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Why and how to engage on corporate tax responsibility

The business case for responsible investors to explore the long-term implications of tax-related risks is multifaceted.

Planting the seeds of change - managing social issues in land investing


The PRI’s webinar Planting the seeds of change: managing social issues in land investing explores why investors should consider land issues and learn about the Reference Guide for Risk Assessment in relation to land.

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What do signatories report on?

Signatories report through the PRI Reporting Tool every year. The reporting period is from the start of January to the end of March.

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What does the reporting data tell us?

The data from the  PRI Reporting Framework is the largest responsible investment dataset in the world. It provides  unprecedented insight into the global responsible investment market.

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Increasing signatory accountability and showcasing leadership

The PRI is set to implement minimum requirements for membership in 2018 alongside ways to highlight leadership and best practice.

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Investment consultants services review

Most consultants and their asset owner clients are failing to consider ESG issues in investment practice – despite growing evidence of the financial materiality of ESG issues to portfolio value.

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Why the PRI is working towards a sustainable financial system

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.

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TCFD Recommendations: Country reviews

The PRI and Baker McKenzie undertook a review during mid-2017 of how the TCFD’s voluntary recommendations integrate into existing regulation and soft law in Brazil, Canada, the EU, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Global guide to responsible investment regulation

Global guide to responsible investment regulation

The first global study to analyse the impact of responsible investment-related public policy initiatives

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Human rights in private equity

It is increasingly expected that human rights due diligence (HRDD) is undertaken by businesses, as per the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, emerging laws such as the UK Modern Slavery Act and the French duty of vigilance law, and other proposed ...

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A practical guide to active ownership in listed equity

This report outlines concrete steps to make active ownership an effective tool to support long-term value creation in listed equity investing.

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Responsible investment DDQ for hedge funds

The first industry-standard tool for investors to assess external hedge fund managers on their responsible investment policies and practices.

Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings (Part 1: The state of play)

Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings (Part 1: The state of play)

Investors and credit rating agencies (CRAs) are ramping up efforts to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in credit risk analysis.

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Primer on responsible investment in infrastructure

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.

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Join forces on the PRI Collaboration Platform

The Collaboration Platform is a unique private forum that allows signatories to pool resources, share information and enhance their influence on ESG issues.

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PRI Data Portal: Explore signatories' reporting data

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.