The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched new guidance for investors—Evaluating and engaging on corporate tax transparency: An investor guide—to assist them with engaging the companies in their portfolios on greater tax disclosure.
Asset owners will need high-quality and timely data on climate-related risks to help guide them through the energy transition.
In response to demand for more dedicated proxy voting tools, the PRI built an online form for signatories to – voluntarily – communicate how they intend to vote on shareholder proposals at company AGMs.
This past Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB), which advised that fiduciaries of ERISA covered plans must avoid too readily treating ESG issues as being economically relevant to any particular investment choice.
The PRI and the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) are delighted to announce a partnership that will see the PRI provide support and secretariat services to TPI.
The PRI has welcomed the UK Green Finance Taskforce’s report, Accelerating Green Finance.
Once the provenance of equities, ESG considerations have been moving slowly but steadily into fixed income.
Cyber attacks can compromise customer information, operational systems and sensitive business data such as financial data, supplier details and intellectual property. Investors are seeing the value in engaging with companies on their cyber security governance. Find out more about the PRI’s collaborative engagement on cyber security.
As part of the PRI’s commitment to provide further guidance on responsible investment practices in specific asset classes, it has today launched ESG Engagement for Fixed Income Investors: Managing Risks, Enhancing Returns, which shows that bondholders are increasingly engaging on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in order to better ...
The PRI, UNEP FI, The Generation Foundation and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) have today published the report, Investor duties and ESG integration in China, which recommends that investors should integrate ESG issues in their investment decision-making processes as part of fulfilling their duties towards their beneficiaries.
The importance of ESG issues in assessing fixed income assets and the latest developments in ESG incorporation were hotly debated in San Francisco at our first full-day fixed income conference.
The PRI and global law firm Baker McKenzie today announced the release of a market review, which provides guidance on how the TCFD recommendations can be implemented in Australia.
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.
2018 will be an important year in the race against time to safeguard the environment.
The HLEG, in which the PRI participates as an international observer, was established in December 2016 and was tasked with advising the European Commission on a strategy to fully integrate sustainability into Europe’s system of financial regulation.
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.