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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How investors can promote responsible cobalt sourcing practices

Lithium-ion batteries power products at the cutting edge of technology, from smartphones to laptops and electric cars.

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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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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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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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Introducing confidence-building measures to PRI signatories' reported data

PRI signatories, committed to reporting on their own activities via the Reporting Framework, have signalled support for increased signatory accountability, including further measures to verify information reported to the PRI.

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Explaining the EU Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth

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.

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Responsible investment and blockchain

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.

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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.

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ESG engagement for fixed income investors: Managing risks, enhancing returns

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.

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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.