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.

The EU policy team works on seven policy priorities: the Taxonomy, disclosure regulation for investors (SFDR) and corporates (CSRD), fiduciary duties, stewardship, real economy climate issues and mandatory due diligence. We are also building on the findings of the flagship A Legal Framework for Impact report, to guide policy recommendations to better integrate sustainability impacts into EU financial legislation.

Regional policy developments in corporate sustainability disclosure


Several regional policy initiatives have emerged in terms of corporate sustainability reporting. This session will bring together policy makers from different jurisdictions. We will hear about policy approaches regarding corporate sustainability reporting and learn how global standard setting developments may influence regional developments, as well as looking at the potential ...

Key publications

EU Taxonomy briefings, statements and case studies

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.

CSRD Investor statement of support


Investor statement of support for EU corporate sustainability reporting directive

In this statement the PRI and its 54 undersigned signatories (representing approximately 9.2 trillion USD in AUM) welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) revising the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), and its aim to elevate sustainability information to the same level as financial information. ...

Strengthening Stewardship in the EU

Active Ownership evolution

Strengthening Stewardship in the EU

[Region: EU] The 2018 EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan (SFAP) put Europe on the map as a global leader in sustainable finance. It raised the EU’s ambitions, placing strong emphasis on increasing capital allocations to sustainable companies and activities. However, the crucial lever of stewardship was largely absent from the ...

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