What is responsible investment?

Responsible investment is an approach to managing assets that sees investors include environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their decisions about what to invest in and the role they play as owners and creditors.

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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Final Report

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.

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Implementing TCFD recommendations for oil and gas methane disclosure

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.

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Converging on climate lobbying: aligning corporate practice with investor expectations

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.

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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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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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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 UK’s National Health Service 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.

TCFD and SDGs: Using existing global frameworks to ensure more resilient investments

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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.

ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity

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.

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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.

Primer on responsible investment in infrastructure

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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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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Corporate and investor strategies for managing market short-termism

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.

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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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PRI Collaboration Platform

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.

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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.