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Nominations open to join the PRI Australasian Advisory Committee

2018-08-06T10:26:00+01:00

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

PRI steps up engagement on cyber security

2018-07-25T12:17:00+01:00

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

2018-07-20T09:48:00+01:00

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

2018-07-19T14:02:00+01:00

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

Quarterly update: climate action gathering momentum

2018-07-19T12:40:00+01:00

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

2018-07-17T19:30:00+01:00

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.

PRI seeking asset owner advisory committee members

2018-07-12T10:34:00+01:00

The PRI is recruiting asset owner signatories for its asset owner advisory committee; interested parties are invited to get in touch by 10 August 2018.

PRI and Ceres expand Sustainable Forest Initiative to include dialogue with companies in soy value chain

2018-07-09T14:11:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and non-profit sustainability organisation Ceres today announced that their collaborative effort to address tropical deforestation, the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, has expanded to include engagement with companies exposed to deforestation risks linked to soy production in South America.

PRI, UNEPFI and Generation Foundation to partner with Finance for Tomorrow on French roadmap

2018-07-04T10:12:00+01:00

The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme – launched in 2016 by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Generation Foundation – will collaborate with Finance for Tomorrow to publish a French roadmap for sustainable finance.

Fiduciary duty in the 21st century

PRI, UNEP FI and Generation Foundation publish Ohio roadmap

2018-06-21T09:55:00+01:00

The PRI, UNEP FI, and The Generation Foundation have today published an Ohio roadmap as part of the fiduciary duty in the 21st century project.

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

2018-06-13T09:20:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched a new report, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 2: exploring the disconnects, examining the gaps between investors and credit ratings agencies (CRAs) highlighted in its seminal work, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 1: ...

PRI and ERM launch guidance on ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity

2018-06-13T08:46:00+01:00

The PRI has today launched guidance on ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity, in partnership with ESG consulting firm ERM.

The PRI releases investor guide on corporate climate lobbying

2018-05-31T09:55:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has launched a new guide - Converging on climate lobbying: aligning corporate practice with investor expectations - to help investors engage with portfolio companies on their direct and indirect lobbying practices related to climate policy.

European Commission releases new legislative proposals on financing sustainable growth

2018-05-24T10:32:00+01:00

Today the European Commission released the first legislative package under the Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth.

PRI launches investor guide on corporate tax disclosure

2018-05-17T12:18:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched new guidance for investors—Evaluating and engaging on corporate tax transparency: An investor guide—to assist them with engaging the companies in their portfolios on greater tax disclosure.

The PRI's vote declaration system is live

2018-05-03T09:35:00+01:00

In response to demand for more dedicated proxy voting tools, the PRI built an online form for signatories to – voluntarily – communicate how they intend to vote on shareholder proposals at company AGMs.

EBSA issues new guidance on ESG, shareholder engagement by plan fiduciaries

2018-04-25T08:36:00+01:00

This past Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB), which advised that fiduciaries of ERISA covered plans must avoid too readily treating ESG issues as being economically relevant to any particular investment choice.

Transition Pathway Initiative to partner with PRI

2018-04-12T11:18:00+01:00

The PRI and the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) are delighted to announce a partnership that will see the PRI provide support and secretariat services to TPI.

Green Finance Taskforce report: UK poised to become green finance leader

2018-04-12T11:09:00+01:00

The PRI has welcomed the UK Green Finance Taskforce’s report, Accelerating Green Finance.

Quarterly update: fixed income investors start to see benefits of ESG integration

2018-04-11T14:22:00+01:00

Once the provenance of equities, ESG considerations have been moving slowly but steadily into fixed income.

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In the press

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 Echos.fr | 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