Join Advance

PRI signatories can join the initiative as an endorser or participant.

Signing up as an endorser

Investors can join the initiative as an endorser by publicly signing the Advance investor statement, signalling their support for the objectives and strategy of Advance. Endorsers who outsource their stewardship activities are encouraged to request that their investment managers and engagement service providers with responsibility for engagement apply to take part in Advance or commit to aligning their own engagements to the objectives of the initiative.

Endorsers are required to be a PRI signatory asset owner, investment manager or service provider. There are no other joining requirements for endorsers.

Please note: endorsers do not participate in engagement activities within the initiative.

Signing up as a participant

Investors can participate in Advance by applying to join the initiative and engage with a company/companies within the initiative as a lead or collaborating investor.

Joining requirements

Participants (and not endorsers) are required to meet the following minimum requirements for joining the initiative:

  • Be a PRI signatory asset owner, investment manager, network group or engagement service provider (with a specific mandate to engage with companies on behalf of an institutional investor(s))
  • Commit to participate in the initiative as a lead or collaborating investor for at least one company
  • To have made a policy commitment to respect human rights and implemented a human rights due diligence process; or to commit to work towards doing so within a year of joining the initiative . The policy commitment and due diligence processes should cover, at a minimum, the human rights included in the International Bill of Human Rights and International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the eight core conventions. Further information on the requirements of Advance participants can be found in the PRI reporting framework: Advance participant requirements.
  • Commit to devote sufficient time to the initiative and initiative duties, as set out in the Terms of Reference

To join, participants also sign the initiative public investor statement and agree to the Terms of Reference for the initiative.

View Terms of Reference

How to sign-up

To sign-up as an endorser or participant, please complete the sign-up form below. Endorsers will be required to confirm that they publicly endorse the initiative investor statement. Participants will be required to select the initiative focus company/companies they wish to engage, and whether they would like to engage the company as a lead or collaborating investor; and provide information regarding their suitability for this role.

Participants will be appointed by the PRI Executive based on the criteria set out in the participant Terms of Reference. Where a company engagement group is full, investors can be added to the company engagement group waiting list.