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.

The IPCC special report on 1.5°C: key takeaways for PRI signatories


Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possibly within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes

PRI launches new guide for institutional investors on income inequality


The growing income inequality—the gap in income and wealth between the very affluent and the rest of society—has become one of the most noteworthy socioeconomic issues of our time and whilst institutional investors cannot solve the issue on their own, they are increasingly aware of the problem and wanting to ...

Canadian government-backed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releases interim report


This week, the PRI was delighted to welcome the Canadian government-backed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance interim report.

PRI, ICGN launch discussion paper on corporate ESG reporting


Despite growing consensus that the integration of relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into company value creation models and corporate reporting is important, listed companies and organisations providing reporting standards have yet to coalesce on an approach to the treatment and inclusion of ESG factors in company disclosure and ...

Quarterly update: is a potentially disruptive policy response to climate change inevitable?


In the last few months, we have a seen a number of encouraging initiatives worldwide to focus more attention on the urgency around taking climate action.

Have your say: upcoming signatory voting opportunities


Between 5 October and 23 November 2018, main signatory contacts will be asked to vote on various elements of PRI governance on behalf of their respective organisations. The request to vote has been sent from

Reporting Framework module FAQs for investors


Organisational Overview Oganisational Overview FAQs Strategy and Governance Strategy and governance FAQs Selection, Appointment and Monitoring (SAM) of External Managers SAM FAQs Listed Equity Incorporation Listed equity incorporation FAQs Listed Equity - Active Ownership Listed equity active ownership FAQs Fixed ...

Investor disclosure on TCFD - insights from 2018 PRI Pilot Climate Reporting


With the issue a hot topic in the financial sector, the PRI incorporated pilot climate reporting indicators into its 2018 Reporting Framework, based on the June 2017 TCFD recommendations.

Academic Network Conference 2017


Papers and presentations Big data processing ESG integration Sustainable financial system Invesco’s differentiated Proxy Voting Approach Developing an Evidence Base for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Dependencies in Lending to Australian Wheat Farms (Presentation) When a Competing Logic Arises: A ...

PRI reacts to Climate Risk Disclosure Act


The PRI welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bill, which directs the US Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring companies to disclose information about their exposure to risks caused by climate change.

Sustainability drums bang loudly at the Global Climate Action Summit


Leaders from all corners of the world met in California this month at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), underlining what is already underway in the pursuit of transformative investments, healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, and land and ocean stewardship.

Open call for PRI private equity advisory committee members


The PRI is inviting its signatories to contribute directly to the strategy and execution of its private equity programme.

Risk and client demand are driving ESG integration - new reports by the PRI and CFA Institute


CFA Institute and the PRI are proud to announce two ESG integration reports aimed at helping investors better analyse ESG data and integrate ESG metrics into their investment process.

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Take action on climate now or risk disruptive policies in future


If investors and governments do not ramp up their actions on climate change now, then they risk a more disruptive transition in future as governments will be compelled to impose forceful measures, which could trigger a phase of market volatility.

PRI in Person San Francisco: climate diary


The PRI is looking forward to welcoming over 1,200 participants at PRI in Person in San Francisco, with climate change a hot topic.

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Responsible investment DDQ for infrastructure investors


In order to encourage a globally consistent approach to infrastructure investor due diligence and ESG disclosure by infrastructure managers, the PRI launched the Infrastructure Investor Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire.

PRI launches infrastructure due diligence questionnaire


In order to encourage a globally consistent approach to infrastructure investor due diligence and ESG disclosure by infrastructure managers, the PRI has today launched the Infrastructure Investor Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire (DDQ).

Launch of first online and free climate scenario-based analysis tool


The PRI, together with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, is pleased to support the launch of a free-to-use, online tool – developed by the 2⁰ Investing Initiative – for assessing climate transition risk in investor portfolios.

Business for Peace

Nominations for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award now open


Together with its partners Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Global Compact, the Business for Peace Foundation is now seeking candidates for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award. 

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In memory: Kofi Annan


It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Kofi Annan.

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Forum Climat des PRI


Le Forum climat des PRI s’est tenu le 10 juillet 2018 à Paris chez AG2R La Mondiale.


Annual Report 2018


As we look back over the past year, delivering on the ambitious agenda outlined in our Blueprint for responsible investment has been the focus of much of our work.

Nominations open to join the PRI Australasian Advisory Committee


Nominations are open to join the PRI’s Australian Advisory Committee.

PRI steps up engagement on cyber security


The PRI today launched findings on how seriously corporates are taking the issue of cyber security, with the publication of Stepping up governance on cyber security: what is corporate disclosure telling investors?

Additional asset owner position now available on the PRI Board


Following the resignation of Marcus Madureira (PREVI) from the PRI Board, there is now an extra asset owner position available on the PRI Board.

PRI welcomes provisional report on investment consultants market investigation


The CMA has published its provisional report on investment consultants market investigation.

Quarterly update: climate action gathering momentum


Last month, as leaders prepared to gather in Canada for the 2018 G7 meeting, 319 investors with more than US$28 trillion in assets called on world governments to scale up climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. We need to keep raising global ambitions to cut CO2 ...

The SDGs in corporate reporting: what matters to investors? Ten recommendations to meet investor needs on SDG reporting


Ten recommendations intended to stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published today at the SDG Business Forum by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Global Compact.

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How can investors help create a plastics economy that works? Event roundup


Whilst plastic is fundamental to everyday life, plastic waste poses significant reputational risks, particularly for the food, beverage and retail sectors.

PRI seeking asset owner advisory committee members


The PRI is recruiting asset owner signatories for its asset owner advisory committee; interested parties are invited to get in touch by 10 August 2018.

PRI and Ceres expand Sustainable Forest Initiative to include dialogue with companies in soy value chain


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and non-profit sustainability organisation Ceres today announced that their collaborative effort to address tropical deforestation, the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, has expanded to include engagement with companies exposed to deforestation risks linked to soy production in South America.

PRI, UNEPFI and Generation Foundation to partner with Finance for Tomorrow on French roadmap


The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme – launched in 2016 by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Generation Foundation – will collaborate with Finance for Tomorrow to publish a roadmap for sustainable finance in France.

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PRI, UNEP FI and Generation Foundation publish Ohio roadmap


The PRI, UNEP FI, and The Generation Foundation have today published an Ohio roadmap as part of the fiduciary duty in the 21st century project.

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Shining the light on climate liability risk


By Jaap Spier, Professor of Law and Global Challenges, University of Amsterdam


The PRI in numbers




Financial statements


Between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018, total income grew to £10.4 million, up from £8.1 million on 2016/17.



As we look back over the past year, delivering on the ambitious agenda outlined in our Blueprint for responsible investment has been the focus of much of our work.




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An enabling environment


We continue to position the PRI and our signatories as thought leaders on topics a range of ESG issues. In the past year, we have seen enhanced coverage of the PRI’s activities in France, Germany and Asia. We have also continued to focus on generating coverage in the US, one ...


Enable real-world impact aligned with the SDGs




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Advisory committees and working groups


Our signatories are extremely active in supporting the PRI’s work – nearly 500 do so through the advisory committees and working groups below.




Most of the PRI’s impact is positive and happens indirectly via the work that we do to help our 2,000 signatories implement the Principles.

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


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched a new report, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 2: exploring the disconnects, examining the gaps between investors and credit ratings agencies (CRAs) highlighted in its seminal work, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 1: ...

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PRI spokespeople are regularly featured in international print, broadcast and trade media providing comment on topical issues relating to responsible investment. To arrange an interview with any of our spokespeople, or to be added to our press release list, please contact Joy Frascinella. A copy of the PRI's public communication policy is available here.

In the press

Reuters | Oil giants unlikely to share coal's fate, for now

Financial News | Change corporate pay structures to tackle short-termism

Reuters | Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

Pensions & Investments | Principles for Responsible Investment names first head of China

Board agenda | The barriers to getting more women on boards can be overcome

Board agenda | European survey: boards struggle with culture

Top1000funds | ESG policy initiatives gain momentum

FT | Companies with strong ESG credentials make better investments

L'agefi | Towards PRI 2.0

Pensions & Investments | Face to face with Fiona Reynolds, Principles for Responsible Investment

Top1000funds | Asset owners must flex muscle: panel

South China Morning Post | Environmental, social and governance concerns creep up corporate and government agendas

Top1000funds | Credit-risk analysts weighing ESG

I&PE | Principles for Responsible Investment hires first head of China

Environmental Finance | ESG can't stand still in a changing world

Asialaw | Japan revises stewardship code to target voting records disclosure and governance structures

Top 1000 funds | PRI moves on reporting, data

Forbes | Investors squeezing oil & gas developers to cut methane

Asia Asset Management | Gaining value from values

Forbes | How companies can lead fight $150 billion human trafficking trade

FT | Schroders issues climate change warning

P&I | PRI finds disconnect between investors, ratings agencies on ESG factors

Reuters | Investors slowly start to push climate change up their agenda

Bloomberg | Oil majors risk wasting $2.3 trillion as climate goals take toll

Environmental Finance | Oil & gas companies risk $2.3trn in stranded assets

Financial Post | Study finds Canadian oil and gas spending at risk under stricter emissions limit

Business Times | Oil majors risk wasting US$2.3t as climate goals take toll

Agence France-Presse | Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report

Financial News | Investors must not be dissuaded by US climate change U-turn

AsianInvestor | ESG message slowly getting through in Asia

I&PE | ExxonMobil shareholders defy board in 'historic' climate change vote

Bloomberg Briefs | PRI to focus on accountability, sustainable development goals in next decade

I&PE | PRI – CFA Institute to tackle ‘important questions’

Asia Asset Management | Global investors urge G20 leaders to stand by climate change pact

South China Morning Post | Contrarian extraordinaire? Jim Rogers says there’s upside in this Indonesian coal miner

P&I | Principles for Responsible Investment outlines goals for next 10 years

FT | Investors wake up to outcry over unequal pay

FT | Fears over farm links to pharma

FT | 200 large investors urge G7 to keep climate change promises

I&PE | Institutional investors urge Australia to adopt modern slavery law

Portfolio Institutional | Integrating ESG investing into bond portfolios

Portfolio Institutional | Fund managers and exec pay: is the pot calling the kettle black?

Fund Selector Asia | ESG in Asia: A different shade of green

Environmental Finance | Time for a more equitable financial system

I&PE | Corporate pension plans urged to 'mirror' sponsors on sustainability

Environmental Finance | Corporate pension plan sustainability guide launched

I&PE | Fresh PRI programme targets 'sustainable financial system'

Boersen-Zeitung | An interview with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment

Share Radio | We're in climate change limbo. Corporate transparency could help.

HFM | PRI to launch first hedge fund ESG DDQ

FT Adviser | Infrastructure investment is key to reigniting growth

Pensions & Investments | Sustainable strategies on growth track in U.S.

I&PE | ESG: From niche to norm?

Wall Street Journal | Despite Trump move on climate change, utilities’ shift from coal is set to continue

Environmental Finance | A third of PRI signatories employ no ESG specialists

Environmental Finance | Comment: Deforestation presents a material risk for investors

Financial News | Hard but worth it: Mixing hedge funds and ESG

Responsible Investor | Stock exchanges push the envelope on gender equality

Financial News | Stock markets urged to tackle gender inequality in listed companies

I&PE | ESG: Antibiotics on the agenda

I&PE | PRI launches workstream for 'sustainable infrastructure solutions'

FT | UK workplace pension invests in climate-aware fund

Bloomberg Briefs | Investors seek transparency amid shifting tax policies

Pensions & Investments | More investors thirst for most liquid asset

Pensions & Investments | London Stock Exchange develops guidelines for ESG reporting

FT | Animal welfare slides down the business agenda

IFR | Optimising sustainable finance

P&I | ESG factors making gains in fixed-income portfolios

Financial News | Carney’s climate change body tells buyside to pull its weight

I&PE | PRI: Pension fund regulation sending 'weak signals' on ESG

FT | ‘Trump trade’ threat to US responsible investment

Financial News | Time to tackle ‘responsible investment’ hypocrisy

Nikkei Asian Review | China takes lead on climate change

Financial News | Green investors get ready for a change in the investment climate

Financial News | COMMENT: Commercial realities can Trump sustainability scepticism

National Business Review | Mandatory investor carbon reporting could spread to NZ

Financial News | Trump effect could slow green investment momentum

Financial Times | MSCI takes aim at corporate tax avoidance

Il Sole 24 Ore | Who controls the UN ethical principles?

Financial News | Principles for Responsible Investment names first operations chief

Financial Times | Aggressive tax avoidance raises risks for investors

FT Adviser | Integrating ESG into your existing investment model

Global Capital | Spotting losers and winners before the market does

Asianinvestor | Asset owners slowly embrace ESG strategies

Pensions & Investments | GIPF aims to be trailblazer for ESG investment in Asia

Hedge Fund Management Week | Hedge funds waking up to ESG benefits

Forbes | A quiet revolution - on green finance with China taking the lead

Citywire Asia | The SRI segment in which Asia leads the world

Financial News | UN body: Drop the jargon on green investment

Bloomberg Briefs | Investor demands on climate change get more support

Rockefeller Foundation | Harnessing the World’s $100 Trillion Bond Markets Towards a More Sustainable Financial System

QUICK ESG Research Center | Engagement:Dialogue Amongst Investors and Corporations Encourage Changes

South China Morning Post | ESG is new buzzword for listed fims, investors in HK, Asia as regulations tighten

FT | Norwegian oil fund’s contingency plans for war

CFO | Big Leap Forward for Human Capital Disclosure

FT | Pressure grows to ditch coal stocks

FT | Exploited workers pose risk to investors

Reuters | Asia funds say socially responsible investment faces major hurdles

Forbes | Protecting Pensions From Climate Risk -- And The World From A 'Sub-Clime' Crisis?

Bloomberg Brief | Pension Funds Take New Approaches on Carbon Risk

Forbes | Serving Society, And Not Harming It: From Climate Action To Executive Pay

Forbes | The Very Human Reality Of ESG Risk Laid Bare

Wall Street Journal | Sustainability’s New Frontier: Asia

Financial Times | US companies warn tax avoidance crackdown will hit earnings

Financial News | ETF providers respond as climate debate heats up

Financial News | UN body warns 'responsible' investors to walk the walk

FT Advisor | Investors set to gain from tax transparency

Financial Times | Large equity funds score poorly on sustainability

Forbes | ESG: Legal Opinion On Role Of Fiduciaries As Investors Get Serious

Nikkei Asian Review | Fiona Reynolds: Socially responsible assets bring long-term gains

Top1000 Funds | Sustainability goals and relevance of PRI

IPE | Fiona Reynolds: Looking at ESG is practical not political

Forbes | Financial Stability Board Announces Industry-Led Task Force On Climate-Related Disclosure

Environmental Finance | FSB reveals big hitters behind new climate change task force

Reuters | A $59 trillion tailwind spurs governance changes in Asia firms | Morningstar ethical rating could cost funds billions

Wall Street Journal | ‘Sustainable Investing’ Goes Mainstream

Forbes | 'Opportunities Abound' For ESG And Corporate Financial Performance | Fund managers urged to insist on greater tax transparency

FT Alphaville | A COP21 disturbance in the force

Forbes | U.S. Nudges Forward A 'Huge Game-Changer' For Responsible Investment

FT Adviser | Governance a key issue for individual investors

Huffington Post | Fiduciary Duty: The Investment Community’s 21st Century Challenge

Financial Times | Skancke aims to make sustainability integral to asset management

Financial Times | A guide to removing the devil from the detail

Financial Times | Research shows the wages of sin turn out to be a bit mediocre

Forbes | Investors In Emerging Markets 'More Engaged' On ESG Concerns

Reuters | Sustainable investing a fiduciary duty for fund managers, says U.N.-backed study

Bloomberg Brief | Companies Should Make Sure Lobbying Isn't At Odds With Climate Policies

Bloomberg Brief | Credit Rating Agencies Quietly Take ESG Into Account

Institutional Investor | Investors Unite to Press for Action on Climate Change

Financial Times | Climate change is on the agenda

Financial Times | Responsible investment: Vice versus nice

BBC News | Can the divestment movement tame climate change?

Capital Finance International | Principles for Responsible Investment: Fiduciary Duty – Coming of Age

Environmental Finance | Taking the PRI to the next level

Financial Times | Hedge funds warm to responsible investment principles

IPE | ESG investment: A Japanese carrot and a stick

FT | Is fossil fuel engagement all talk and no action?

Reuters | Funds feel heat of coal and tar divestment drive

Share Radio | How investors make real social change

Financial Times | To save the planet, buy oil and gas

Albourne TV | PRI's Fiona Reynolds

Institutional Investor | Investors Tackle the Impact of Water Scarcity on Their Portfolios

MarketWatch | Divestment from fossil fuels won’t magically stop climate change

Financial Times | Divestment refuseniks may yet save the planet

Business Spectator | The double edged sword of multinational tax avoidance

FTAdviser | When they speak out, investors can change the world

Professional Pensions | Why schemes will reap benefits from being responsible investors

FT Adviser | What is sustainable investing, anyway?

Responsible Investor | Fiona Reynolds: The Principles for Responsible Investment looks to new challenges ahead

CNBC | Environment: The big theme for Davos 2015?

FT Adviser | "Companies that consider ESG are better bets"

Financial Times | SRI: Ethics beyond the Wall Street walk | 2015 could be watershed year for ESG issues

Financial Times | Here be modern-day fossil-fuel dragons

FT Adviser | Executive pay should reflect firms’ ESG goals

Bloomberg | Investing: Principles to Keep Your Earth, Portfolio Clean

Financial Times | Mainstream slow to accept benefits of responsible investment

CNBC | Tax rules need to be designed for digital economy: Pro

Business Spectator | Australia risks being snubbed by rising climate-aware capital

Financial Times | Stock exchanges consider more than money

Investment Week | The ethics of bond investing

Reuters | Investors seek transparency on corporate taxation

Pensions & Investments | PRI exec harnessing the power of $45 trillion

Financial Times | How investors can make a difference

Diario Financiero | Buscan sumar a Chile a programa de inversiones responsables

The Guardian | Big investors to act on carbon footprint of assets in bid to tackle climate change

CNBC Africa | Investors should integrate ESG aspects into their assets

The Globe and Mail | Global investment funds pledge ‘carbon footprint’ disclosure

ThinkProgress | Global investors think climate action and economic well-being go great together

Down To Earth | Institutional investors call for carbon pricing to tackle climate change

Institutional Investor | Green Bonds planting seeds for eco-friendly investment

The Globe and Mail | Investors can put ethics first – and get respectable returns

Xinhua | Investors urge action on climate change ahead of UN summit

Bloomberg | Building a responsible portfolio in green bond market: Video

PRI - NASDAQ OMX | The silent revolution: The power behind the Principles

Responsible Investor | Impact investment 'a huge opportunity for mainstream investors' - G8 taskforce

Responsible Investor | Impact investment 'a huge opportunity for mainstream investors' - G8 taskforce

IR Magazine | Most CEOs ‘overconfident’ about sustainability

Financial Times | UK study in call to unleash $1tn for social investments

Investment & Pensions Europe | Shareholder pressure fails to promote sustainable practices – survey

Top 1000 Funds | Is chasing lower taxes really a strategy for value creation?

Fin24 | Investors have a heart of green - and gold

The Nation | Thai bourse first in ASEAN to join UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges

Enviornmental Leader | Leveraging sustainability for economic profit – The financial value of sustainability and ESG

Institutional Investor | Balancing executive pay and corporate sustainability

Environmental Leader | Investors call for ESG disclosure

Responsible Investor | The story of the RI Academy and its link to the PRI

Professional Planner | RI Academy welcomed into the PRI

Responsible Investor | PRI buys RI Academy on-line training portal from RIAA

Gaïapresse | La principale conférence mondiale sur l’investissement responsable se tiendra à Montréal

Chief Investment Officer | Is reputation more important than morals in responsible investing?

Responsible Investor | PRI says it will consult signatories on new funding model next year

Investment & Pensions Europe | Teenage years

Financial Observer | Local groups delist from UN initiative

LifeHealthPro | U.S., int’l equities show greatest ESG growth potential

The Nation | 'Green' bonds a hit among corporates

The Guardian | Responsible investors working together can drive a silent revolution

Investment Magazine | Investigating long-term mandates

Top 1000 Funds | Investigating long-term mandates

Finsia | Green bonds go mainstream

Forbes | Climate Bonds Market Comes Of Age As Investors Buy In To Green Finance

Blue and Green Tomorrow | Report: climate bonds enter mainstream, reaching $502bn