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.

Open call for PRI private equity advisory committee members


The PRI is inviting its signatories to contribute directly to the strategy and execution of its private equity programme.

Risk and client demand are driving ESG integration - new reports by the PRI and CFA Institute


CFA Institute and the PRI are proud to announce two ESG integration reports aimed at helping investors better analyse ESG data and integrate ESG metrics into their investment process.

The inevitable policy response (wide)

Take action on climate now or risk disruptive policies in future


If investors and governments do not ramp up their actions on climate change now, then they risk a more disruptive transition in future as governments will be compelled to impose forceful measures, which could trigger a phase of market volatility.

PRI in Person San Francisco: climate diary


The PRI is looking forward to welcoming over 1,200 participants at PRI in Person in San Francisco, with climate change a hot topic.

PRI launches infrastructure due diligence questionnaire


In order to encourage a globally consistent approach to infrastructure investor due diligence and ESG disclosure by infrastructure managers, the PRI has today launched the Infrastructure Investor Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire (DDQ).

Launch of first online and free climate scenario-based analysis tool


The PRI, together with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, is pleased to support the launch of a free-to-use, online tool – developed by the 2⁰ Investing Initiative – for assessing climate transition risk in investor portfolios.

Business for Peace

Nominations for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award now open


Together with its partners Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Global Compact, the Business for Peace Foundation is now seeking candidates for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award. 

Launch of the PRI at New York Stock Exchange April 2006

In memory: Kofi Annan


It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Kofi Annan.

Nominations open to join the PRI Australasian Advisory Committee


Nominations are open to join the PRI’s Australian Advisory Committee.

PRI steps up engagement on cyber security


The PRI today launched findings on how seriously corporates are taking the issue of cyber security, with the publication of Stepping up governance on cyber security: what is corporate disclosure telling investors?

Additional asset owner position now available on the PRI Board


Following the resignation of Marcus Madureira (PREVI) from the PRI Board, there is now an extra asset owner position available on the PRI Board.

PRI welcomes provisional report on investment consultants market investigation


The CMA has published its provisional report on investment consultants market investigation.

Quarterly update: climate action gathering momentum


Last month, as leaders prepared to gather in Canada for the 2018 G7 meeting, 319 investors with more than US$28 trillion in assets called on world governments to scale up climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. We need to keep raising global ambitions to cut CO2 ...

The SDGs in corporate reporting: what matters to investors? Ten recommendations to meet investor needs on SDG reporting


Ten recommendations intended to stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published today at the SDG Business Forum by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Global Compact.

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In the press

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

Global Finance | Green bonds take the silk road to new respectability

L’agefi | La gestion française en pointe sur l’ESG

L’agefi | Les réglementations positives amènent des transformations profondes

Pensions & Investments | Investors, managers given role to play in Europe’s future sustainable financial system

Wired | Apparently, we can let the stock market fight climate change

Environmental Finance | 89% of PRI signatories have dialogue on ESG issues

South China Morning Post | Why China has yet to catch the wave of global responsible investing

Top1000funds | Europe sets the stage for ESG reform

Börsen-Zeitung | Investoreninitiative will Umwelt-, Sozial- und Führungsthemen stärker in Ratings einbeziehen lassen

The Sydney Morning Herald | Australia cops UN investor slap on climate policy as ‘green paradox’ looms

The Asset | ESG progress faster than investors’ expectations, says PRI country head

Bloomberg | Climate change could make borrowing more expensive

FT | Fund managers stand with nuns in fight against virtual AGMs

Environmental Finance | The role of ESG in fiduciary duty

Pensions & Investments | UK government considers broadening social impact decision-making for retirement plans

Top1000funds | PRI demands ESG action from consultants

Pensions & Investments | PRI: Investment consultants not taking ESG issues into account

Reuters | Oil giants unlikely to share coal's fate, for now

Financial News | Change corporate pay structures to tackle short-termism

Reuters | Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

Pensions & Investments | Principles for Responsible Investment names first head of China

Board agenda | The barriers to getting more women on boards can be overcome

Board agenda | European survey: boards struggle with culture

Top1000funds | ESG policy initiatives gain momentum

FT | Companies with strong ESG credentials make better investments

L'agefi | Towards PRI 2.0

Pensions & Investments | Face to face with Fiona Reynolds, Principles for Responsible Investment