POLICY

The Policy team provides tools and insight to international standard setters, signatories and policy makers to advance progress towards a regulatory and investment environment consistent with the six Principles.

REGULATION, POLICY FRAMEWORKS AND COLLABORATION

Responsible Investment Policy Briefing

The PRI policy team provides a monthly briefing on regulation and policy developments relevant to responsible investment. Recent briefings have included: the PRI’s response to the US Financial Choice Act on shareholder rights; our contribution to the EU’s Capital Markets Union; and our fiduciary duty roadmaps for Canada, Brazil, Japan and South Africa.

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A Great Headline

A good subtitle

A great way to catch your reader's attention is to tell a story. Everything you consider writing can be told as a story.

Great stories have personality. Consider telling a great story that provides personality. Writing a story with personality for potential clients will asist with making a relationship connection. This shows up in small quirks like word choices or phrases. Write from your point of view, not from someone else's experience.

Explain the benefits you offer. Don't write about products or services here, write about solutions.

Great stories are for everyone even when only written for just one person. If you try to write with a wide general audience in mind, your story will ring false and be bland. No one will be interested. Write for one person. If it’s genuine for the one, it’s genuine for the rest.

The PRI uses analysis of Reporting Framework data, the results of PRI-coordinated engagements and ongoing discussions with investors to respond to policy consultations. 

Policy frameworks

North America

South America

Europe

  • UK FCA Consultation on implementing asset management market study remedies and changes to handbook (2017): We recommend the FCA pay substantially more attention to Authorised Fund Manager incorporation of ESG issues.

Africa

Oceania

  • Fraser Review (2016): Responding to Senator Fraser’s consultation on the governance of Australian pension funds.

Asia

  • Letter to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2017): In August 2017, the PRI wrote to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) highlighting the importance of corporate governance issues to international investors and encouraging the Japan Exchange Group to develop an ESG reporting guide for issuers.
  • Singapore Sustainability Reporting (2016): Responding to the Singapore Stock Exchange’s consultation on sustainability reporting, with recommendations on reporting ESG data in annual reports, assurance, and the responsibility of the board.
  • Japan Corporate Governance Code (2015), also available in English: Supporting the efforts of Japanese regulators to strengthen corporate governance.
  • Hong Kong Principles of Responsible Ownership (2015): Responding to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s consultation on the introduction of principles to support investor stewardship.
     

See all public policy submissions.

We are inviting the policy and regulatory affairs professionals of our signatories to participate in our Global Policy Reference Group. This expert network will allow the PRI and signatories to exchange information on policy and regulation in real time, including policy processes, such as regulatory consultations, hearings and implementation. Find out more here

RESEARCH AND REPORTS

THE CASE FOR INVESTOR ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC POLICY

Based on interviews with an international group of investors, The case for investor engagement in public policy analyses how investors can effectively engage with policymakers. It proposes a five-step approach to better integrate investor perspectives on ESG factors into the public policymaking process.

How asset owners can drive responsible investment

In March 2016, the PRI published How asset owners can drive responsible investment, demonstrating how asset owners can contribute to the implementation of responsible investment at scale and depth, creating a multiplier effect through the investment chain. Weak implementation of responsible investment by asset owners sends signals to the investment market that it is not a priority, limiting investment consultant and manager willingness to focus on it in their strategies and advice.

The report sets out a seven-step plan, enabling asset owners to ensure they have the governance processes in place to reflect their investment beliefs and strategies, and to implement them in contracts with investment managers.

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MEET THE POLICY TEAM:

Nathan Fabian

Nathan Fabian

Director, Policy and Research

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Sagarika Chatterjee

Sagarika Chatterjee

Associate Director, Policy and Research

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Will Martindale

Will Martindale, Head of Policy

Will joined the PRI in February 2014. He leads PRI’s global regulatory affairs and public policy programme, our flagship fiduciary duty project and the implementation of PRI’s sustainable financial system activities in national policy reform.

Previously Will worked for Oxfam advising on financial sector policy. He has a background in banking, joining JPMorgan's graduate programme in June 2004. In September 2010, Will joined French bank, BNP Paribas, as a business manager for their credit trading desk.

Will holds a MSC in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BSC in Maths from King’s College London.


Alyssa Heath

Alyssa Heath, Senior Manager, Policy
    
Alyssa joined the PRI in July 2013.

Before joining the PRI, Alyssa worked at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). She started her career at the Energy Saving Trust, the UK’s domestic energy agency, working with local councils, in particular on attracting private investment into domestic energy retrofitting.

Alyssa holds a BA in Physics (Mansfield College, University of Oxford) and an MSc in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Climate Physics (University of Reading).


Morgan Slebos

Morgan Slebos, Senior Policy Analyst 

Morgan joined the PRI in July 2016. He is responsible for the PRI’s work on a sustainable financial system.

Morgan has previously held a range of policy roles in the financial sector, including policy manager for resource and environment issues at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and as a policy advisor at the Association of British Insurers. He started his career at the New Zealand Treasury, working in areas such as international economic policy and fiscal strategy and management.

He holds an MA in Political Studies and BCom in International Trade from the University of Auckland.  


Danielle Chesebrough

Danielle Chesebrough, Senior Manager, Investor Relations (UN Global Compact)

Danielle Chesebrough started working in her dual role with the PRI and UN Global Compact in May 2011. She facilitates collaboration between UN Global Compact companies and PRI signatories and co-organises the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative with three UN partner organisations. 

Previously, Danielle worked in ESG client services at MSCI. Prior to joining the client services team, she conducted ESG analysis and led engagements with publicly listed companies. 

She has a BA in Political Science from Clemson University and a master's degree in Social Work, with a focus on Policy and International Studies, from the University of Connecticut.


Karen Williams

Karen Williams, Officer

Karen joined the PRI in August 2014, She supports work on engaging investors and policy makers, particularly on Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals work programme.

Karen holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management & Corporate Social Responsibility. She studied issues in relation to corporate governance and regulation in the global community. 


Melanie Paty

Melanie Paty, Officer

Melanie joined the PRI in October 2015. She supports work engaging policy makers and regulators, particularly the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative and the Fiduciary Duty work programme.  

Prior to joining the PRI, Melanie worked in wealth management at Veris Wealth Partners, a U.S.-based firm focused on investing with impact.

Melanie holds a BA in Environment, Economics and Politics from Claremont McKenna College in California.