The PRI Association is governed by the PRI Association Board (the board) as set out in the Articles of Association of PRI Association.

Board responsibilities

The board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the PRI, in particular:

  • setting the strategy, risk appetite and structure;
  • delegating the implementation of the strategy to the PRI Association Executive (the executive);
  • monitoring the executive’s performance against the strategy;
  • exercising accountability to signatories;
  • being responsible to relevant stakeholders.

Board priorities for this year

  • Lead the response to the ‘PRI in a Changing World’ signatory consultation.
  • Lead the Chair search process.
  • Organisational effectiveness, including oversight of the implementation of the target operating model.

Board meetings

The Board provides a quarterly update in the quarterly signatory update.

Rules, policies and terms of reference

These documents, referred to in the Articles, enshrine the procedures and practicalities required to give effect to each Article in more detail. The board has approved the following rules, policies and terms of reference:

Rules  Policies Terms of reference 

Election rules

Board Diversity policy

Board Chair’s terms of reference

Signatory accountability rules

Grant policy

Board Directors’ terms of reference

Signatory sign-up guidelines

 Human rights policy  CEO terms of reference

Signatory general meeting rules

Procurement policy

Permanent  UN advisors’ terms of reference

Signatory rules

Whistleblowing policy

Board code of ethics and conduct

Rules for signatory groups

Equality & Diversity Policy (Conferences & Events)


  Public communications policy  

Privacy policy


PRI Serious violations policy


Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy 2023


Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy Guidance document 2022


Climate Change Policy


Data Protection Policy


Board report

Signatories are encouraged to read the full PRI Board report which provides an overview of the work undertaken by the board over the past year, how we work together and with the executive.

The report includes our focus on organisational purpose; the leadership of the board; integrity measures; decision-making processes, risks and controls; actions to improve our effectiveness; how we are thinking about board diversity and communicating this to signatories; and our efforts to be open and accountable to signatories.

Discussions over the last year

The Board met eight times between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, through a combination on in-person and online meetings.

Strategy received significantly more focus from the Board this year (52% vs 31% in 2021/22), largely driven by time discussing the PRI in a Changing World signatory consultation.

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If you have any queries related to the PRI’s governance and its rules, policies and terms of reference, please contact [email protected].