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

2018-11-08T18:17:00+00:00

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

2018-11-02T11:48:00+00:00

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

2018-10-26T13:10:00+01:00

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

2018-10-18T10:14:00+01:00

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?

2018-10-16T10:07:00+01:00

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

2018-10-08T10:00:00+01:00

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 vote@governance.unpri.org.

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

2018-09-27T14:24:00+01:00

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

2018-09-25T13:16:00+01:00

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

2018-09-24T12:43:00+01:00

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

2018-09-18T09:11:00+01:00

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

2018-09-13T08:47:00+01:00

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

2018-09-12T08:00:00+01:00

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

2018-09-05T16:30:00+01:00

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

2018-09-04T08:57:00+01:00

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

2018-09-03T08:35:00+01:00

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

2018-08-21T10:23:00+01:00

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. 

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In memory: Kofi Annan

2018-08-20T14:09:00+01:00

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

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?

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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 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