Global policy

Our Global Policy work promotes policy alignment, clarity and effectiveness across jurisdictions; through research and analysis on foundational financial and real economy policy reforms; in support of the PRI’s mission, its six principles, and our signatory policy expertise and engagement activities.

To this end, the PRI also engages with multilateral organisations, UN agencies and host governments of key international forums to support ambitious policy reforms on sustainable finance and real-economy policies in alignment with global sustainability goals.

Key publications

Latest policy engagements

PRI response to ICGN Global Stewardship Principles


Global: The PRI welcomes the revised ICGN Global Stewardship Principles (the Principles) which recognise stewardship as a fundamental aspect of an investor’s fiduciary duty. We value the ICGN’s efforts to take stewardship principles to the next level, contributing to the advancement and effectiveness of stewardship globally.

Joint call for adoption of ISSB standards


Global: The PRI published a joint sign-on statement calling for regulatory adoption of the ISSB standards in collaboration with LSEG, UN SSE, WBCSD and 120 undersigned investor, companies and other organisations.

PRI, CFA and GSIA joint letter to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)


Global: In November 2021, ISOSCO recommended the development of “common sustainable finance-related terms and definitions, including relating to ESG approaches, to ensure consistency throughout the global asset management industry”. In response to this call to action, the CFA GSIA and PRI worked together to harmonise definitions. We now jointly encourage ...

PRI responses to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) public consultation on climate risk supervisory guidance—market conduct and scenario analysis


Global: The PRI welcomes the efforts by the IAIS to promote a globally consistent approach to address greenwashing issues in the insurance industry and to develop guidance on the use of climate-related scenario analysis in the insurance sector. Our comments are related to the investment aspects of the insurance industry.

Further resources

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Driving meaningful data

There is a global consensus that consistent, reliable, and comparable sustainability data is a top priority for investors and corporations. The PRI’s Driving Meaningful Data programme works on the types of data, sources and reporting frameworks needed to support responsible investors.


Policy reports

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A Legal Framework for Impact

It is crucial that assessing and accounting for sustainability impact becomes a core part of investment activity. That’s why PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation are leading our work programme “A Legal Framework for Impact.”

Key policy developments of 2020

Consultations and letters

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