ESG integration in Asia Pacific

Leading Asia Pacific equity and fixed income investors identify barriers to ESG integration, new research by CFA Institute and the PRI finds


Findings show the current state of ESG integration in Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR, China.

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Open call for PRI Corporate Reporting Reference Group (CRRG)


The PRI is inviting its signatories to join the newly formed Corporate Reporting Reference Group.

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Fifty-six investors sign statement on sustainable palm oil


Fifty-six global investment organisations* highlight their support for the RSPO and call for the palm oil industry to adopt and implement publicly available No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation policies.

ICMM, UN Environment Programme and Principles for Responsible Investment agree to co-convene mine tailings storage facilities review


The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), today announced that they will co-convene an independent review that will establish an international standard on tailings storage facilities.

SDG Investment Forum

Companies, investors call for improved integration of the Sustainable Development Goals across business strategies and financial markets


Companies and investors joined representatives from government and the UN today to discuss how the private sector can play a greater role in directing capital towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

New report highlights best practices in ESG integration across EMEA


CFA Institute and the PRI find a wide range of ESG integration practices in eight EMEA markets from the UK to South Africa

Investors with US$6.3 trillion in assets call on companies to cut climate, deforestation-related risks in global soybean supply chains


Increased demand for soybean products is destroying important biomes in South America, driving up emissions, and exposing companies that source these products from the region to various business risks.

PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation launch A Legal Framework for Impact


It is crucial that assessing and accounting for the sustainability impact of investment decision making becomes a core part of investment activity. That’s why we have launched A Legal Framework for Impact with UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation.

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TCFD-based reporting to become mandatory for PRI signatories in 2020


The strategy and governance indicators of the PRI’s climate risk indicators are to become mandatory for signatories to report on from 2020.

Private equity snapshot

PRI data shows progress on RI in private equity


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today published a snapshot report on its 2018 private equity reporting data, which provides a global overview of responsible investment practices in private equity and also highlights areas of progress by looking at comparable datapoints from 2015.

The PRI publishes its third report on ESG in credit risk analysis and ratings


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) today launched a new report, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 3: from disconnects to action areas.

PRI signatory growth shows strong momentum


Signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) reached 2,232 in 2018, a 21% increase on the previous calendar year.

Global risks landscape

The Global Risks Report 2019: what does it tell PRI signatories?


Published ahead of next week’s Davos, the Global Risks Report provides significant insights into risk to inform government, business and investor action. It asks: is the world sleep walking into a crisis?

Quarterly update: addressing the physical – and social – risks of climate change


At COP24, we saw hundreds of investors agreeing to a Paris Agreement rulebook.

New members added to Private Equity Advisory Committee


The PRI is delighted to announce the appointment of five new signatory representatives to the Private Equity Advisory Committee.


COP24: the PRI's four key takeaways for global investors


Following two weeks of climate talks in Katowice, we reflect on the key points of COP24:

PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds addresses meeting at G20


The PRI’s CEO Fiona Reynolds delivered a speech at a meeting at the G20, convened by the World Bank, where she recommended to G20 policy makers and regulators that they clarify a need for positive duties to integrate ESG factors in the investment process.

PRI endorses French private equity initiative ic20 at Climate Finance Day


Last week at Climate Finance Day 2018, convened by Finance for Tomorrow to build on the steady and growing financial sector mobilisation and on the political momentum following the Paris Agreement and the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance, the PRI Chair Martin Skancke officially endorsed the Initiative Climat 2020 ...

Paris Agreement COP24 update: everything you need to know


To demonstrate a commitment to stepping up climate action, parties should include the following core elements in the final COP decision at Katowice:

France roadmap aims to further strengthen French leadership in sustainable finance


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, in collaboration with Finance for Tomorrow, have launched The Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in France, the last in a series of market analyses from the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme.

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In the press

Aljazeera | An impact investing boom is underway

Forbes | How To Read the European Union's New Guidelines on Sustainable Investing

I&PE | Expert group releases climate taxonomy proposal

Environmental Finance | EU's TEG unveils final reports in milestone moment for sustainable finance

Environmental Finance | Taxonomy says no to nuclear but yes to some cars and fossil fuels

Board Agenda | Investors fail to challenge CEO pay

Environmental Finance | Comment: Climate action leadership is within UK's grasp

I&PE | Climate risk: Central banks call for action on disclosure, taxonomies

FundFire | Trump Executive Order Threatens Pension ESG Adoption

Bloomberg | Climate, Energy Policies Among Key Issues in Australian Election

Responsible Investor | Green bonds, Finance Ministries and the EU Action Plan: Is Germany finally moving on sustainable finance?

Responsible Investor | ESG Country Snapshot: Mexico - it’s greener south of the ‘wall’

FundFire | ESG Investors Can’t Just 'Pull a Number Off a Bloomberg Terminal

Le Figaro | Les Principes pour l’investissement responsable (PRI) connaissent un succès croissant

AsianInvestor | EPF to bolster Malaysia ESG progress with PRI embrace

Börsen-Zeitung | Deutschland muss bei ESG aufholen

Financial Times | Credit rating agencies turn attention to ESG risk

Sydney Morning Herald | How the Church of England led the climate push on miner Glencore

Bloomberg | Sustainable Finance is Growing in the World's Worst-Polluting Community

South China Morning Post | China begins to embrace global sustainable investment trend, but big names still missing, says China chief of UN-backed body

The Asset ESG Forum | Call for credit rating agenices to fully embrace ESG

Forbes | Climate Goes Mainstream

I&PE | S&P upping transparency in credit rating agency ESG ‘race to the top’

Environmental Finance | FRC includes ESG in draft Stewardship Code

Responsible Investor | Climate change becomes a principle of the UK Stewardship Code draft

The Banker | Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

Investments and Pensions Europe | ESG: A responsible investment 'wishlist' for 2019

Citywire Asia | Chinese asset managers getting serious about ESG

Marketwatch | Opinion: Investors know the transition to a carbon-zero world must be fair to workers, communities

The Asset | Sustainable investment takes off in Asia

Environmental Finance | Investing in a Just Transition

L'agefi | 100 grands investisseurs soutiennent un guide de l’investissement responsable

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy | Bold Climate Policy Is Coming: Investors, Take Note

CityWire | ESG gets into gear: who's winning the race to the fore?

Ignites Europe | Revealed: most ESG-friendly asset managers

Asset TV | Fiona Reynolds speaks to Asset TV at the Global Invest Forum

Responsible Investor | Fiona Reynolds: Is responsible investment going backwards in the US?

Börsen-Zeitung | Kapitalanlage zukunftsfähig gestalten

Option Finance | Reporting «article 173» : une exception française qui gagne en maturité

The Asset | PRI warns of ‘inevitable’ climate policy threats to global portfolios

Responsible Investor | Investor group calls for "coherent vision" from ESG standard bodies

Investment and Pensions Europe | ESG reporting standard setters urged to agree 'unified agenda'

FT | Asia's progress on ESG is glacially slow but attitudes are changing

Board Agenda | Rise in firms taking responsibility for ESG

FT | California turns up the heat on climate change disclosures

Barron's | The UN wants big banks to help eliminate human trafficking

City AM | United Nations to investigate how financial sector can fight modern slavery

Citywire Asia | PRI launches new ESG tool for climate risk screening

Pensions and Investments | More institutional investors putting money on ESG

China Daily | Good growth for green investments