This summary report, authored by the PRI, UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation, concludes the implementation phase of the Legal Framework for Impact programme. It identifies the reasons why sustainability outcomes are relevant for investors, and contains excerpts of key findings from the 2021 Freshfields legal report.

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The report assesses the progress that has been made since 2019 to address sustainability outcomes in investment policy and practice, providing examples from the five jurisdictions in focus. It sets out key learnings and describes how to ensure investors are empowered to contribute to overcoming urgent sustainability challenges in service of, and alongside, the pursuit of financial returns for their clients and beneficiaries.

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The Legal Framework for Impact programme is a collaboration between PRI, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and The Generation Foundation.