Alternative investments

Investments that fall outside the asset classes of cash, bonds and stocks are known as alternative investments. Find out about the asset classes that come under this category.

Responsible investment and hedge funds: Discussion paper

Hedge funds

The PRI works with investors, industry associations and service providers to innovate and educate in incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into the investment decision-making process.

Primer on responsible investment in infrastructure


Long-term infrastructure investors should consider a broad range of ESG issues that potential and existing investments might face over the course of the assets’ life.

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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.

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Investments in farmland are intrinsically linked to certain ESG factors such as soil quality, water availability and land/tenant rights.

forestry cover


Good management of ESG factors is a critical element of successful and sustainable long-term forestry investing.