The PRI wants to encourage an active dialogue between signatories and the board. The SGM, the annual general meeting of signatories that is usually held in conjunction with PRI in Person, is an important forum for communication between the board and signatories.
The board encourages signatory participation, either in person or via webcast. The SGM is an opportunity for the board to report to signatories on the PRI’s strategy and its implementation; the work undertaken by the board and its committees; forthcoming board elections; any formal consultations or non-binding resolution results; and any other ordinary and special business. Signatories can put forward agenda items to the SGM for discussion.
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 was held virtually via webcast. The PRI Articles and SGM rules allow for a virtual SGM. To accommodate the PRI’s global signatory base, two SGMs were held on 23 September 2021 at 08:00 – 09:30 BST and 17:00 – 18:30 BST.
- PRI Board report | Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board
- Management and financial report | Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
- Spotlight – climate | Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate, PRI
- Spotlight – stewardship | Paul Chandler, Director of Stewardship, PRI
- Signatory voting and PRI Board director elections | Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board
- Q&A | Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board and Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
The board encourages signatories to participate actively in all areas of PRI governance. Signatories were invited to submit questions in advance and there was also an allocated time during the SGM for signatory questions. 580+ signatory representatives attended via online webcast. Signatories asked questions on a range of topics that were answered by the chair and CEO and reported in the SGM minutes.
To learn more about the PRI Board, visit PRI governance.