COVID-19 resources

The COVID-19 pandemic – and the global response to it – is a serious threat not only to global health, but to our communities, our economies and our investments. As long-term stewards of capital, investors can and should act now to help reduce harmful impacts including: the direct effect on public health, the severity of the associated economic slowdown, the deepening of inequality in societies and the resulting impacts of all of the above on mental health.

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.

We are currently developing a number of digital resources for signatories on the pandemic, including webinars and podcasts – more information will be available here shortly.

Responding to COVID-19: Immediate investor actions

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.

Investor questions on COVID-19

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AGM Season 2020: Investor questions on COVID-19

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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.