Climate change

Climate change is the highest priority ESG issue facing investors. The PRI is working to help investors protect portfolios from risks and to expose them to opportunities in the shift to a low-carbon global economy.


PRI climate snapshot 2020

TCFD based reporting and analysis from 2,097 investors representing $97 trillion in assets

Private equity TCFD

TCFD for private equity general partners: technical guide

This guide sets out the actions that private equity general partners (GPs) can take to address the four-pillar framework of the recommendations proposed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).


Climate scenario analysis

Free-to-use and commercially available climate scenario tools can help make it easier for investors to implement a key recommendation of the TCFD – scenario planning.


UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Science demands we focus on net zero. This is necessary to safeguarding the planet, mitigating climate risk and offers opportunities to PRI signatories.


The Transition Pathway Initiative (‘TPI’)

The Transition Pathway Initiative (‘TPI’) is a global Initiative launched by the Environment Agency and the Church of England National Investing Bodies in 2017. Led by Asset Owners and supported by Asset Managers and Service Providers, it assesses preparedness by companies in high carbon sectors for transition to a low ...

Our initiatives

The Montréal Carbon Pledge

The Montréal Carbon Pledge mobilises investors to commit to measure, disclose and reduce their portfolio carbon footprints.

Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is a global collaborative engagement targeting a selection of the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters.

The Investor Agenda

The Investor Agenda enables the investor community to accelerate and scale up actions critical to achieving the Paris Agreement.

The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Institutional investors commit to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C and addressing Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement.


A collective commitment by private equity players to reduce emissions and collaborate with peers to contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Climate-related disclosure

Guidance on implementing the TCFD and resources for PRI climate risk indicators.

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Investment strategy

Resources that provide practical guidance on how to consider climate risks and opportunities in investment decision making.

ESG engagement

Corporate engagement on climate change

We work with investors to address and manage climate change risks affecting companies across geographies and sectors through our collaborative engagements.