Signatory General Meeting

Date: 21 October 2020
Time: 09:00 – 10:30 CEST and 18:00 – 19:30 CEST 
Venue: Online


Purpose of the annual SGM

The annual Signatory General Meeting (SGM) is an important forum for dialogue between the PRI Board and signatories. The board has the responsibility to report annually to signatories on the progress in implementing the three-year strategic plan and the SGM is an opportunity to present the PRI’s progress.

At the 2020 SGM the PRI Board and Executive will:

  • report on the implementation of the 2018-21 strategy;
  • report on the work of the board and committees during the previous year;
  • report the results of the annual review of the functioning of the board;
  • announce the 2020 PRI Board election candidates; and
  • present the outline for the 2021-24 strategy, before the planned signatory consultation.

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 2020 SGM will be held virtually. The PRI articles and SGM rules allow for a virtual SGM.

To accommodate the PRI’s global signatory base there will be two SGMs held on 21 October 2020 at 09:00 – 10:30 CEST and 18:00 – 19:30 CEST.

Ask a question

The board encourages signatories to participate actively in all areas of PRI governance. We will allocate time in the meeting for signatory questions. Signatories will be able to post questions live during the meeting. 

The Chair and CEO will try to answer all questions in the meeting in the allocated Q&A time. If we’re unable to answer a question due to time constraints, we will provide an answer to the signatory after the meeting and post answers on the website.

Notice timeline and agenda

The SGM rules prescribe a timeline for the meeting, including signatory notification and proposals for agenda items.

Notice timeline

By 21 July  Signatories to receive notice of the SGM with an invitation to pre-register via email and notification on the PRI website. Signatories are invited to propose agenda items to the SGM for discussion.
By 21 August1 Deadline for signatories to submit proposals for the SGM agenda items. All proposed agenda items will be considered. A proposal for an agenda item which is supported by five or more signatories will be included in the agenda.
By 21 September  Signatories will be provided with the SGM agenda, latest annual accounts, and information regarding any issues to be put to a vote, via email and notification on the PRI website.
By 14 October Signatories are asked to submit questions prior to the SGM. The questions will be answered by the Chair and the CEO during the allocated Q&A time.
21 October 2020 Signatory General Meeting. 


SGM 1: 09:00 – 10:30 CESTSGM 2: 18:00 – 19:30 CESTAgenda itemPresenter
09:00 – 09:10 18:00 – 18:10 PRI Board report Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board
09:10 – 09:35 18:10 – 18:35 Management and financial report Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
09:35 – 10:05 18:35 – 19:05 2021-24 strategy consultation Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
10:05 – 10:10 19:05 – 19:10 Signatory voting and PRI Board director elections Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board
10:10 – 10:30 19:10 – 19:30 Q&A Martin Skancke, Chair, PRI Board and Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI

Signatory rights and historical SGMs

A recording of the meeting will be available online for signatories who aren’t able to attend.

View signatory rights and historical SGMs

Attend the PRI Digital Forum: EMEA

The Signatory General Meeting is part of the PRI Digital Forum: EMEA which is taking place on 21-22 October in an entirely virtual, free-to-attend format.

The PRI Digital Forum: EMEA will bring together responsible investment professionals from across a diverse range of regional markets, exploring themes including a sustainable recovery from COVID-19, investor action on climate change, and the latest on ESG integration in specific asset classes.

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