Briefings 2021

Briefings

Region  Month Briefing  PRI briefing 

Global

April

Policy briefing: The road to COP26

A significant acceleration of action is needed to if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This PRI briefing provides recommendations for policymakers to support ambitious commitments and take decisive action at COP26 to deliver the needed emissions cuts this decade and a net-zero economy by 2050.


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EU

April

EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector

The regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (Sustainability Disclosures Regulation) introduces new requirements and clarifies the sustainability-related disclosure obligations in the financial services sector. This updated briefing explains the reporting requirements under the regulation and draft Regulatory Technical Standards, published in February 2021.


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US

April

2021 US Policy Briefing: SEC Requests Comments on Climate Change Disclosures

On March 15, the Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Allison Herren Lee, issued a statement requesting public comment on climate change disclosures, acknowledging the lack of consistent and comparable climate change information for investors under existing SEC regulations. This briefing document provides information for signatories in preparation of their comments on climate change and ESG disclosures to the Commission.


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Global

March

Sustainable Finance Policy: the role of G7 and G20

The PRI recommends to host governments of G7 and G20 to commit to policy reforms that align financial regulatory frameworks with sustainability goals, and embed sustainable finance discussions at the core of finance ministers meetings.


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US

March

U.S. Policy Briefing: Considerations for U.S. Regulators to Enhance Investors' Abilities to Identify, Assess and Take Action on ESG-related Risks and Opportunities​.

This briefing outlines several broad policy objectives and identifies actions federal financial regulators and lawmakers in the United States can take to revise the U.S. regulatory regime to better promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment practice and decision-making.


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Japan

February

Delivering net zero emissions in Japan

This briefing sets out key policy priorities to set Japan on a pathway to achieve a net zero emissions economy; and to do so in a way that is economically, politically and technologically achievable and ultimately beneficial. It is based on research from PRI’s Inevitable Policy Response project.


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US

January

PRI 2021 US Policy Priorities

The PRI’s 2021 policy priorities focus on six areas we see as actionable and achievable to support greater adoption of the Principles and advancement of sustainable finance.


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Global

January

PRI discussion paper on TCFD forward-looking metrics consultation

This paper looks at the TCFD consultation on forward-looking metrics for financial institutions and makes some recommendations for how the Taskforce may look to develop its guidance.


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China

January

Delivering carbon neutrality in China

This briefing sets out key policy priorities to set China on a pathway to deliver carbon neutrality; and to do so in a way that is economically, politically and technologically achievable and ultimately beneficial. It is based on research from PRI’s Inevitable Policy Response project.


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