Asset owner resources

Heading the investment chain, asset owners set the direction of markets.

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Introductory guides

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An introduction to responsible investment: selecting, appointing and monitoring investment managers

This introductory guide provides an overview of how asset owners can integrate responsible investment principles and practices into their selection, appointment and monitoring of investment managers.

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Introduction to responsible investment for asset owners

In the decade since the launch of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), responsible investment has entered the mainstream. This document introduces some of the discipline’s main concepts and methodologies.

“The PRI believes that responsible investment principles should be at the core of the relationship between the asset owner and the investment manager.” - Fiona Reynolds (PRI)
“From greenwashing to real world outcomes. That is the future of the relationship between Asset Owners and their Investment managers. A strong cooperation between Asset Owners and Investment Managers is the base of successful ESG integration and real world outcomes of responsible investments.” - Xander den Uyl (ABP)
"We expect investment managers to provide further transparency in ESG integration such as ESG policies, processes, resources, disclosures, and active ownership practices where relevant." - Eri Yamaguchi, ESG Officer (New York State Common Retirement Fund)

Directory of service providers

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Directory of PRI service provider signatories


This report provides basic information about PRI service provider signatories that publicly reported in 2020 and the services that they offer.

Guide for investment consultants

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Investment consultants and ESG: an asset owner guide


Investment consultants advise on how trillions of dollars are invested worldwide, but most consultants are failing to consider the role that ESG issues play in investment performance.

Online training course


African Asset Owner Climate Awareness Course


PRI is proud to announce the launch of our online training course for African Asset Owners. This short (two to three hour) training course is designed for African investors and aims to develop investor understanding around responsible investment – with a particular emphasis on empowering asset owners with knowledge regarding ...