Date: 23 September 2021
Time: 08:00 – 09:30 BST and 17:00 – 18:30 BST
Venue: Online


Purpose of the annual SGM

The annual Signatory General Meeting (SGM) is an important forum for dialogue between the PRI Board and signatories. The board has the responsibility to report annually to signatories on the progress in implementing the three-year strategic plan and the SGM is an opportunity to present the PRI’s progress.

At the 2021 SGM the PRI Board and Executive will:

  • report on the implementation of the PRI’s strategy;
  • report on the work of the board and committees during the previous year;
  • report the results of the annual review of the functioning of the board; and
  • announce the 2021 PRI Board election candidates.

The PRI convenes an SGM in each calendar year in accordance with the SGM rules. With the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, signatories, speakers and delegates our primary concern, and in light of the continuing impact of COVID-19, the 2021 SGM will be held virtually. The PRI Articles and SGM rules allow for a virtual SGM.

To accommodate the PRI’s global signatory base there will be two SGMs held on 23 September 2021 at 08:00 – 09:30 BST and 17:00 – 18:30 BST. A recording of the meeting will be available online for signatories who are not able to attend.

Ask a question

The board encourages signatories to participate actively in all areas of PRI governance. Signatories can ask questions in advance and will also be able to post questions live during the meeting. We will allocate time in the meeting for signatory questions.

The Chair and CEO will try to answer all questions in the meeting in the allocated Q&A time. If we are unable to answer a question due to time constraints, we will provide an answer to the signatory after the meeting and post answers on the PRI website.

Please submit your question(s) via email to The deadline to submit questions in advance is 16 September.

Notice timeline

The SGM rules prescribe a timeline for the meeting, including signatory notification and proposals for agenda items.

Date Action

By 23 June

Signatories to receive notice of the SGM with an invitation to pre-register via email and notification on the PRI website. Signatories are invited to propose agenda items to the SGM for discussion.

By 23 July

Deadline for signatories to submit proposals for the SGM agenda items. All proposed agenda items will be considered. A proposal for an agenda item which is supported by five or more signatories will be included in the agenda.

By 23 August

Signatories will be provided with the SGM agenda, latest annual accounts, and information regarding any issues to be put to a vote, via email and notification on the PRI website.

By 16 September

Signatories are asked to submit questions prior to the SGM. The questions will be answered by the Chair and the CEO during the allocated Q&A time.

23 September

2021 Signatory General Meeting.

Signatories were invited to propose agenda items to the SGM for discussion by 23 July. The PRI hasn’t received any agenda items from signatories.

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