Following the resignation of Marcus Madureira (PREVI) from the PRI Board, there is now an extra asset owner position available on the PRI Board.
The CMA has published its provisional report on investment consultants market investigation.
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.
Whilst plastic is fundamental to everyday life, plastic waste poses significant reputational risks, particularly for the food, beverage and retail sectors.
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.
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 French roadmap for sustainable finance.
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.
By Jaap Spier, Professor of Law and Global Challenges, University of Amsterdam
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.
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 ...
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 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: ...
The PRI has today launched guidance on ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity, in partnership with ESG consulting firm ERM.
In light of recent high-profile data breaches at companies such as Facebook and Sony, investors are increasingly aware of the need to assess cybersecurity risk within their investment portfolios.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has launched a new guide - Converging on climate lobbying: aligning corporate practice with investor expectations - to help investors engage with portfolio companies on their direct and indirect lobbying practices related to climate policy.
An amended version of the US Dodd-Frank Act 2010 was signed into law last week after a number of its provisions were re-drawn or re-interpreted.
Today the European Commission released the first legislative package under the Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth.
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.
La conférence organisée en collaboration avec la Fédération Française de l’Assurance le 3 avril 2018 à Paris a accueilli plus de 120 personnes.
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).