Private equity snapshot

PRI data shows progress on RI in private equity


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today published a snapshot report on its 2018 private equity reporting data, which provides a global overview of responsible investment practices in private equity and also highlights areas of progress by looking at comparable datapoints from 2015.

The PRI publishes its third report on ESG in credit risk analysis and ratings


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) today launched a new report, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 3: from disconnects to action areas.

PRI signatory growth shows strong momentum


Signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) reached 2,232 in 2018, a 21% increase on the previous calendar year.

Global risks landscape

The Global Risks Report 2019: what does it tell PRI signatories?


Published ahead of next week’s Davos, the Global Risks Report provides significant insights into risk to inform government, business and investor action. It asks: is the world sleep walking into a crisis?

Quarterly update: addressing the physical—and social—risks of climate change


At COP24, we saw hundreds of investors agreeing to a Paris Agreement rulebook.

New members added to Private Equity Advisory Committee


The PRI is delighted to announce the appointment of five new signatory representatives to the Private Equity Advisory Committee.


COP24: the PRI's four key takeaways for global investors


Following two weeks of climate talks in Katowice, we reflect on the key points of COP24:

PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds addresses meeting at G20


The PRI’s CEO Fiona Reynolds delivered a speech at a meeting at the G20, convened by the World Bank, where she recommended to G20 policy makers and regulators that they clarify a need for positive duties to integrate ESG factors in the investment process.

PRI endorses French private equity initiative ic20 at Climate Finance Day


Last week at Climate Finance Day 2018, convened by Finance for Tomorrow to build on the steady and growing financial sector mobilisation and on the political momentum following the Paris Agreement and the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance, the PRI Chair Martin Skancke officially endorsed the Initiative Climat 2020 ...

Paris Agreement COP24 update: everything you need to know


To demonstrate a commitment to stepping up climate action, parties should include the following core elements in the final COP decision at Katowice:

France roadmap aims to further strengthen French leadership in sustainable finance


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, in collaboration with Finance for Tomorrow, have launched The Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in France, the last in a series of market analyses from the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme.

The IPCC special report on 1.5°C: key takeaways for PRI signatories


Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possibly within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes

PRI launches new guide for institutional investors on income inequality


The growing income inequality—the gap in income and wealth between the very affluent and the rest of society—has become one of the most noteworthy socioeconomic issues of our time and whilst institutional investors cannot solve the issue on their own, they are increasingly aware of the problem and wanting to ...

Canadian government-backed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releases interim report


This week, the PRI was delighted to welcome the Canadian government-backed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance interim report.

PRI, ICGN launch discussion paper on corporate ESG reporting


Despite growing consensus that the integration of relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into company value creation models and corporate reporting is important, listed companies and organisations providing reporting standards have yet to coalesce on an approach to the treatment and inclusion of ESG factors in company disclosure and ...

Quarterly update: is a potentially disruptive policy response to climate change inevitable?


In the last few months, we have a seen a number of encouraging initiatives worldwide to focus more attention on the urgency around taking climate action.

Have your say: upcoming signatory voting opportunities


Between 5 October and 23 November 2018, main signatory contacts will be asked to vote on various elements of PRI governance on behalf of their respective organisations. The request to vote has been sent from

Investor disclosure on TCFD - insights from 2018 PRI Pilot Climate Reporting


With the issue a hot topic in the financial sector, the PRI incorporated pilot climate reporting indicators into its 2018 Reporting Framework, based on the June 2017 TCFD recommendations.

PRI reacts to Climate Risk Disclosure Act


The PRI welcomes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bill, which directs the US Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring companies to disclose information about their exposure to risks caused by climate change.

Sustainability drums bang loudly at the Global Climate Action Summit


Leaders from all corners of the world met in California this month at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), underlining what is already underway in the pursuit of transformative investments, healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, and land and ocean stewardship.

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In the press

I&PE | S&P upping transparency in credit rating agency ESG ‘race to the top’

Environmental Finance | FRC includes ESG in draft Stewardship Code

Responsible Investor | Climate change becomes a principle of the UK Stewardship Code draft

The Banker | Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

Investments and Pensions Europe | ESG: A responsible investment 'wishlist' for 2019

Citywire Asia | Chinese asset managers getting serious about ESG

Marketwatch | Opinion: Investors know the transition to a carbon-zero world must be fair to workers, communities

The Asset | Sustainable investment takes off in Asia

Environmental Finance | Investing in a Just Transition

L'agefi | 100 grands investisseurs soutiennent un guide de l’investissement responsable

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy | Bold Climate Policy Is Coming: Investors, Take Note

CityWire | ESG gets into gear: who's winning the race to the fore?

Ignites Europe | Revealed: most ESG-friendly asset managers

Asset TV | Fiona Reynolds speaks to Asset TV at the Global Invest Forum

Responsible Investor | Fiona Reynolds: Is responsible investment going backwards in the US?

Börsen-Zeitung | Kapitalanlage zukunftsfähig gestalten

Option Finance | Reporting «article 173» : une exception française qui gagne en maturité

The Asset | PRI warns of ‘inevitable’ climate policy threats to global portfolios

Responsible Investor | Investor group calls for "coherent vision" from ESG standard bodies

Investment and Pensions Europe | ESG reporting standard setters urged to agree 'unified agenda'

FT | Asia's progress on ESG is glacially slow but attitudes are changing

Board Agenda | Rise in firms taking responsibility for ESG

FT | California turns up the heat on climate change disclosures

Barron's | The UN wants big banks to help eliminate human trafficking

City AM | United Nations to investigate how financial sector can fight modern slavery

Citywire Asia | PRI launches new ESG tool for climate risk screening

Pensions and Investments | More institutional investors putting money on ESG

China Daily | Good growth for green investments

Global Finance | ESG Becoming Critical For Corporate Credit Ratings

IFR Asia | Asian rating agencies weigh up ESG impact

Financial Times | Six projects that drive quality and assurance in ESG

The Asset ESG Forum | UN-supported PRI aims to tie in ESG factors into credit ratings process

Environmental Finance | ESG consideration gaining ground in credit risk analysis

Environmental Finance | PRI explores supporting ESG pension pooling

Caixin | For Bond Investors in China, It's Not Easy Buying Green

Bloomberg News | Oil Majors’ Big Legal Fear is Averted—for Now

Funds magazine | Les PRI militent pour une prise en compte plus systématique des critères ESG

Les | Les investisseurs internationaux collaborent pour faire avancer l'ISR

Barron's | The Trump bump and sustainable investing

Alpha Q | ESG guidance published by PRI and ERM for private equity sector

Financial Times | Bond investors discover powers of persuasion on governance

Financial Times | Bondholders use refinancing as leverage to push companies on ESG

Responsible investor | Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Europe's leadership

Board agenda | Cybersecurity is a key corporate governance concern

Financial News | 'Tis the season for shareholders to take an ethical stance

Caixin | Opinion: beyond the botton line

Pensions and Investments | EBSA issues new guidance on ESG, shareholder engagement by plan fiduciaries

Bloomberg | Labor Department Says Do-Good Investments Are Not Always ‘Prudent’

Le figaro| Les PRI saluent la publication d'un rapport sur la finance verte au Royaume-Uni

Investments and Pensions Europe | ESG moves unsettle

Responsible Investor | Responsible investing in China

FT | Few companies link perks to climate change targets

Responsible Investor| Momentum shifts towards more integration of sustainability in credit ratings