US policy

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

As the world’s largest capital market, the PRI is actively engaged in the US, working with Congress, regulators, allies and signatories to build a sustainable financial system.

Key publications

A significant acceleration of action is needed to if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This briefing, which is one of a series of climate policy country briefings, presents the PRI’s recommendations for priority climate-related policies for the US that would help leverage investors’ interests in supporting the US’s journey to carbon neutrality.

Business meeting

This consultation responds to the US Department of Labours request for public comment on protecting worker’s life savings and pensions from climate-related financial risks. The request for public comment is in accordance with President Biden’s May 2021 Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk.

Interview

In October and November 2021, the PRI interviewed 14 U.S. based signatories with total assets under management of ~$710 billion to explore ways they currently acquire and use human capital management information in their investment processes.

US insurers and climate change

The PRI’s comment on the SEC’s Request for Comment on Climate Change Disclosures. The PRI welcomes the leadership shown by the US SEC in its renewed focus on climate and ESG issues and in bringing forward this consultation on climate disclosure.

A significant acceleration of action is needed to if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This briefing, which is one of a series of climate policy country briefings, presents the PRI’s recommendations for priority climate-related policies for the US that would help leverage investors’ interests in supporting the US’s journey to carbon neutrality.

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This consultation responds to the US Department of Labours request for public comment on protecting worker’s life savings and pensions from climate-related financial risks. The request for public comment is in accordance with President Biden’s May 2021 Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk.

Interview

In October and November 2021, the PRI interviewed 14 U.S. based signatories with total assets under management of ~$710 billion to explore ways they currently acquire and use human capital management information in their investment processes.

US insurers and climate change

The PRI’s comment on the SEC’s Request for Comment on Climate Change Disclosures. The PRI welcomes the leadership shown by the US SEC in its renewed focus on climate and ESG issues and in bringing forward this consultation on climate disclosure.

SEC Climate disclosure rulemaking: implications for investors

2022-04-05T13:03:00+01:00

Join PRI’s US Policy Team and an expert panel for a deep dive into the SEC’s recently proposed rulemaking, establishing mandatory climate disclosures for public companies. The panel will discuss the implications for investors, the questions posed by SEC for public comment and identify how investors can get involved.

In the press

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