Why and how investors should act on human rights

Just as for all businesses, institutional investors have a responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility was formalised by the UN and the OECD in 2011, and since then expectations – from employees, beneficiaries, clients, governments and wider society – have only increased.

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    Spotlight on human rights: what are they and how do they impact investors?

    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen engages in a dynamic human rights-focused conversation with Chris Newton, Executive Director of Responsible Investment at IFM Investors and Akiko Sato, Human Rights Lawyer and Japan Programme Coordinator at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

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Become a signatory

Signing the internationally-recognised Principles for Responsible Investment allows your organisation to publicly demonstrate its commitment to including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decision making and ownership.

Engaging as a sovereign bondholder


This PRI webinar explores how bondholder engagement is conducted with sovereign issuers, including current practices and challenges, and how it could be scaled up to promote responsible investment.

Collaboration Platform

PRI Collaboration Platform

The PRI Collaboration Platform is a unique forum that allows PRI signatories to collaborate, 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.

PRI Data Portal

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.