Highlights from PRI in Person 2018: San Francisco

Look back on the highlights from PRI in Person 2018 in San Francisco, where more than 1,200 people from across the responsible investment community met to learn, network and collaborate with peers from around the world.

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What is responsible investment?

Responsible investment is an approach to investing that aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions, to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns.

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A 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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Reporting for signatories

PRI reporting is the largest global reporting project on responsible investment. It was developed with investors, for investors.

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Become a signatory

Signing the internationally-recognised Principles for Responsible Investment allows your organisation to publicly demonstrate its commitment to responsible investment, and places it at the heart of a global community.

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The inevitable policy response to climate change

The PRI recognises that climate change is the highest-priority environmental, social and governance (ESG) issue facing signatories today. We also appreciate the considerable uncertainties that need to be pro-actively managed in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the crucial role that policy-makers, companies, investors and civil society play in ...

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Ensuring Paris Agreement Alignment

A cornerstone of moving the climate dial from awareness to impact is ensuring that governance mechanisms support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and do nothing to create barriers towards those ambitions.

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How to invest in the low-carbon economy

Institutional investors’ responsibility to manage and protect their beneficiaries’ assets must include considering the impacts of climate change.

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Human rights and the extractives industry

Companies operating in the extractives sector face a multitude of complex human rights issues.

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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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Stepping up governance on cyber security

Cyber security risk is real and pervasive, as demonstrated by recent attacks that have put the frighteners on big banks, web service providers, the NHS and even the US intelligence community.

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Evaluating and engaging on corporate tax transparency: An investor guide

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.

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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.

How and where will millennials invest?


Modern portfolio theory is core to finance and how we invest, but in its practical application ESG factors are merely “externalities,” therefore how can responsible investment ever become “investment” if education treats RI as a module – or does not feature at all?

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Untangling stakeholders for broader impact: ERISA plans and ESG incorporation

The US accounts for the largest share of pension assets globally. Increasingly, US investors are incorporating ESG factors into their investment decisions. However, the country lags its peers in private sector retirement assets managed with explicit regard for ESG factors.

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Evolving business models and new applications of technology by stock exchanges

Evolving business models is not a new topic to stock exchanges. Historically, most exchanges were self-regulated, mutual bodies serving their broker members, and revenues were driven primarily by annual membership dues. Exchanges charged traders a fee to buy and sell stocks on a physical trading floor.

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ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity

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.

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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.


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.