- About us
- News & events
- Investment tools
- Sustainability issues
- More from navigation items
Also known as ‘active ownership’, stewardship is the use of influence by institutional investors to maximise overall long-term value including the value of common economic, social and environmental assets, on which returns and clients’ and beneficiaries’ interests depend.
Here we provide guidance on best practice stewardship, information on collaborative stewardship initiatives and our online PRI Collaboration Platform, plus details of how we work with signatories and other stakeholders to address regulatory and structural barriers to effective stewardship. There is also a series of guides on issue-specific stewardship topics.
The PRI defines stewardship as: “the use of influence by institutional investors to maximise overall long-term value including the value of common economic, social and environmental assets, on which returns and clients’ and beneficiaries’ interests depend.”
Active Ownership 2.0 is a framework for the more ambitious stewardship needed to deliver against beneficiaries’ interests and improve the sustainability and resilience of the financial system. Under this framework, investors use their influence to shape sustainability outcomes by engaging in more effective and assertive stewardship activities.
This introductory guide explains the importance and relevance of stewardship within responsible investment and outlines the stewardship tools investors can incorporate into policies, processes and practices.
The PRI Collaboration Platform is a unique forum that allows PRI signatories to collaborate, to pool resources, share information and enhance their influence on ESG issues. It is also a hub for academics and investors to connect and engage with research.
Shareholder proposals are an important corporate engagement mechanism. They allow investors to use their formal rights as owners to publicly and transparently escalate important matters, and directly interact with a company’s board.