Policy

Public policy critically affects the ability of institutional investors to generate sustainable returns and create value. It also affects the sustainability and stability of financial markets, as well as social, environmental and economic systems.

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  • Policy-briefings

    Policy reports

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  • Key policy developments of 2020

    Consultations and letters

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  • Global guide to responsible investment regulation

    Regulation database

    The database documents existing responsible investment policy. It covers 500 policy tools and market-led initiatives where economic, social, and governance (ESG) factors have been considered alongside investment.

  • Fiduciary duty in the 21st century

    Fiduciary duty

    Fiduciary duty requires investors to incorporate all value drivers, including economic, social, and governance (ESG) factors, in investment decision making.

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    A legal framework for impact

    A legal framework for considering sustainability impact in investor decision making

  • EU taxonomy

    EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

    The EU Taxonomy is a tool to help investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable, and to navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Counrty specific policy

  • EU policy

    The EU stands at the forefront of sustainable financial policy. The PRI EU policy team engages with European policymakers, alongside and with the support of signatories, to ensure the high ambition of the EU Green Deal is maintained.

  • US policy

    Despite political headwinds, the United States is poised to make progress on sustainable financial policy, requiring disclosure of ESG-related factors by issuers, strengthening shareholder rights and supporting investors as they look to further integrate ESG factors in their investment strategies.

  • UK policy

    The UK government has set out its commitment to be the world’s first net zero financial centre. In 2022 the UK will continue to push forward with a package of consultations and reforms under the Sustainable Disclosures Requirements (SDR) and the development of the UK Green Taxonomy - a tool to help investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable, and to navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Australia policy

    The PRI Australian policy team engages with Australian policymakers, alongside and with the support of signatories, to foster a sustainable financial system and enable real-world impact.

  • China policy 中国政策页面

    China has observed rapid development in green finance and ESG policies in recent years. The PRI China policy team engages with Chinese regulators and local stakeholders, with the support of signatories, to contribute to the evolving ESG policy landscape in China, as well as China’s carbon neutrality goal.