Investment tools

The PRI produces a range of tools and guidance to inform investors how to incorporate ESG considerations into investment decisions and ownership practices in a systematic way, within each asset class.

Getting started


Definitions for responsible investment approaches

Investors benefit from common definitions that enable them to describe their responsible investment practices precisely and consistently. The PRI has collaborated with the CFA Institute and the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) to refine and harmonise terminology.

RI stater guides hero_default

Introductory guides to responsible investment

Explore the PRI's range of starter guides for those new to responsible investment.


Global responsible investment trends: Inside PRI reporting data

This report finds that signatories have continued to enhance their RI practices, with RI policies becoming more detailed, action on sustainability outcomes more widespread and disclosures more in-depth since the 2021 reporting cycle.

Private markets

  • Private Equity 2

    Private equity

    Responsible investment is naturally aligned to private equity through its long-term investment horizon and stewardship-based style.

  • Real Estate

    Real estate

    A solid investment case for incorporating ESG factors, a competitive market and well-established regulation have encouraged real estate investors to implement some of the most comprehensive approaches to responsible investment.

  • Cargo-ship--plane_526625740_CP

    Infrastructure and other real assets

    Infrastucture, farmland and forestry