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.
Global investor portfolios are increasingly exposed to water-related risk.
For long-term investors, safeguarding investments requires mitigation of climate change.
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.
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.
Signatories report through the PRI Reporting Tool every year. The reporting period is from the start of January to the end of March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
The Collaboration Platform is a unique private forum that allows signatories to pool resources, share information and enhance their influence on ESG issues.
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.