Investment consultants and ESG: An asset owner guide

Investment consultants advise on how trillions of dollars are invested worldwide, but most consultants are failing to consider the role that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues play in investment performance – despite growing evidence demonstrating the financial materiality of ESG issues to portfolio value.

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RI Review Tool

The RI Review Tool is a solution for asset owner boards to test and strengthen their responsible investment approach.

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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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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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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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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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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 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.

EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

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The EU taxonomy is a tool to help investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. It is a common language between investors, issuers and policymakers that can build confidence that investments are meeting robust environmental standards and are consistent with high-level policy commitments such as the Paris Agreement.

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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.

A practical guide to ESG integration for equity investing

A practical guide to ESG integration for equity investing

To guide investors – both asset owners and investment managers – who are implementing ESG integration techniques in their investment decisions and processes, this report is the most comprehensive description to date of what ESG-integrated analysis is, and how it works in practice.

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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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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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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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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.