The LatinSIF today announced that it is ceasing its operations and encouraging its members to join forces with the PRI as a way to further enhance and support responsible investing strategies across Latin America.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched new guidance for asset owners—Enhancing relationships and investment outcomes with ESG Insight—to assist them with ESG-related issues in the investment manager selection, appointment and monitoring process.
For the fourth year, a global collaboration of stock exchanges around the world committed to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2018).
The European Commission has today released its Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth, which will implement recommendations based on the EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) final report released last month.
The guide highlights why asset owners should craft a clear and explicit investment strategy.
The document outlines why and how investors engage with companies on agricultural supply chain water risk.
The PRI is delighted to unveil the composition of its new Francophone Advisory Committee.
The PRI, leading Arctic scientists, and business and thought leaders, including Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz, met in Davos this week to discuss how to tackle the problems presented by climate change.
As we begin 2018, we look back on what was another busy year for the PRI.
The PRI is delighted to announce the appointment of four new signatory representatives to the Private Equity Advisory Committee:
The Department for Work and Pensions has set out its recommendation that the Investment Regulations should be amended to require trustees to state their policies in relation to ESG issues.
The PRI and Willis Towers Watson have launched a new report Responding to megatrends: investment institutions trend index 2017, which outlines the key megatrends that are impacting the global economy, financial system and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The spirit of the Paris Agreement was renewed this week on the second anniversary of its launch.
The PRI today announced the results of its 2017 board elections:
Investment consultants advise on the investment practices of trillions of dollars worldwide.
By Sagarika Chatterjee and Fiona Reynolds
The PRI paper, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings has been judged the winner of the “Best ESG Paper 2017” in the Savvy Investor Awards 2017.
The PRI and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) convened a workshop to explore the implications of expectations (if any) on human rights due diligence (HRDD) by private equity investors, firms and/or their portfolio companies, and to discuss what guidance or direction might be needed.
An estimated $5-7 trillion a year is needed to realise the 2030 agenda for sustainable development worldwide.
The PRI took home the Outstanding Industry Contribution award this week at the Investments and Pensions Europe ceremony in Prague.
Supply chains feature among the top ESG concerns named by private markets investors.
Reflecting on COP23: now is the time for investors to work together to tackle climate change and meet the terms of the Paris Agreement
Following COP23 in Bonn, it is apparent that though we have come far in agreeing a framework for addressing climate change, there is still much to be done if we are to succeed in meeting the terms of the Paris Agreement; success is not assured without increased ambition.
The PRI has today launched the Academic Network Online – a unique platform that will connect 4,000 academics and investment practitioners to enhance dialogue and foster relationship-building.
The PRI is launching a call for applications to its Francophonie Advisory Committee.
The European Commission today launched a public consultation on investor duties (sometimes referred to as fiduciary duties) and sustainability.
Examining the limitations of modern portfolio theory (MPT), the PRI has announced a programme of activities designed to analyse and consider the possibilities of investment decision making.
New briefing highlights red flags, recommendations for ensuring responsible working practices in apparel companies
To help investors combat poor working practices in their investee companies’ apparel supply chains, the PRI has released An investor briefing on the apparel industry: moving the needle on responsible labour practices.
SGM Report 2017: Martin Skancke and Fiona Reynolds discuss the year’s highlights and priorities for 2018
Signatory General Meeting (SGM) 2017
The investment community should become more engaged with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to a new report, The SDG investment case, from the PRI and PwC on why the investment community should adopt an active role in achieving real world impact through implementation of the SDGs
Global investors are moving forwards on climate action, but more attention is needed to incorporate climate change within investment strategies and products to bend the emissions curve by 2020.
The PRI and global law firm Baker McKenzie have found in their new report that climate change is a material risk and that, in the six markets examined, the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations will assist significantly in implementing existing material risk disclosure regulation for companies.
The PRI’s investment practices team runs a number of work streams designed to further responsible investment in specific asset classes.
CFA Institute and the PRI partner on ESG outreach, focus on global workshops, ESG survey and expanded ESG survey
We are pleased to announce some of the positive results of a partnership between CFA Institute and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) announced in May, which include a major study, the launch of 20 global workshops starting in October, and a proposed multilingual environmental, social, and governance (ESG) survey ...
Continuing our work on the challenges of short-termism, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Global Compact have launched the second edition of Coping, shifting, changing: corporate and investor strategies for managing market short-termism.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) this week shook on a collaboration agreement with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the Big Apple.
The PRI is currently recruiting members for its Passive Investments Working Group. Interested parties are invited to get in contact by 2 October 2017.
The PRI is inviting the policy and regulatory affairs professionals of our signatories to participate in our Global Policy Reference Group.
The PRI and Ceres today announced that their recently-launched collaborative engagement on deforestation, the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, is open to institutional investors from around the world.
China has emerged as a driver of green finance and climate action.
The PRI today announced the appointment of Nan Luo as its first-ever head of China.
The PRI today welcomed the launch of Australia’s first compulsory asset stewardship code for fund managers by the Financial Services Council (FSC).
With the 2017 proxy season now complete, it is time to take stock of the outcomes, analyse the voting trends and learn lessons for next year.
The PRI is recruiting for two new working groups looking at the SDGs: asset allocation and active ownership
The PRI is recruiting for two new working groups looking at the SDGs: asset allocation and active ownership.
A high-profile advisory body to the EU – the Sustainable Finance High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) – has called for ‘urgent and transformational’ action to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy.
The PRI has today launched guidance on the incorporation of ESG provisions in private equity fund terms, the result of a year-long consultation with PRI signatories, expert counsel and industry associations.
Quarterly update: Blueprint and climate change top of our agenda.
The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation have published their eighth roadmap – The Germany roadmap – which builds on the report Fiduciary duty in the 21st century.
Building on the successful launch of the ESG in Credit Ratings Statement last year, the PRI has produced a report outlining how investors and credit rating agencies (CRAs) are paying heed to environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in credit risk analysis.
Five of the world’s six largest listed oil companies risk wasting more than 30% of possible spending on upstream projects that are high-cost and surplus to supply needs in a 2⁰C world, with ExxonMobil most exposed.
The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) marks a turning point on how companies, banks, insurers, investors and regulators understand and respond to climate risk and opportunity.
The PRI has launched a survey for private equity signatories to understand their priorities and views on the direction of our private equity programme.
Today, the FCA published its asset management market study final report.
The PRI and Willis Towers Watson have today announced that they are collaborating on a project to produce a report on megatrends.