To help mobilise the investor response, we have published a number of blogs on the topic, as well as a bulletin on how responsible investors should respond to the pandemic. We also set up two engagement groups on the long and short-term implications of the virus so that investors could help shape and support PRI signatory action.
Now is the time for decisive, collective action. It’s time to demonstrate that the global financial sector can respond to the immediate crisis while shaping a recovery that prioritises social and environmental outcomes, laying the foundations for a more stakeholder-driven and sustainable global economy – one that aligns people, profit and planet.
This guidance (co-developed by the PRI, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, California State Teachers’ Retirement System and APG) provides investors with ESG-related questions to ask investee companies’ – at annual general meetings (AGMs) and in follow-up engagements – about their responses to COVID-19.
Recorded during the global COVID-19 pandemic, in this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s CEO, Fiona Reynolds, speaks to Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).