Signatories report on their responsible investment activities by using the PRI’s Reporting Framework. We encourage signatories to use the resources on this page to prepare for the reporting window, by exploring the Reporting Framework and guidance materials and collecting relevant data in advance.  

We have made reporting more flexible this year – more details can be found on the Reporting Process webpage

Introductory guides

Please read the Reporting Framework overview and structure guide (PDF) to understand the structure and flow of the 2024 Reporting Framework, and how to prepare for reporting, before viewing the modules and guides. 

We also recommend reading about the reporting process to understand reporting timelines, how to report and what happens after you submit your report. 

The definitions of the main and most frequently used terms in the Reporting Framework can be found in the Reporting Framework Glossary

Overview and structure guide (PDF)   

Reporting Framework Glossary   

Structure of the Reporting Framework

The Reporting Framework is comprised of 12 modules, with core (mandatory to report, public, assessed, closed-ended) and plus (voluntary to report, public or private, not assessed, closed and open-ended) indicators. The mandatory modules for reporting will depend on the type of signatory (asset owner, investment manager). 

To understand how indicators are linked within and across modules, see our Logic Guide (updated February 2024): 

Logic guide (XLSX)

To view indicator-level mapping of 2023 and 2024 indicators and what changes have been made for this reporting cycle, see the 2023-2024 Reporting Framework Indicator Changes Guide below.  

If your organisation reported in 2023, ~97% of indicator responses will now be prefilled in the Reporting Tool. Signatories will need to check and confirm this information for accuracy in the tool before submitting their 2024 reports and will be able to make amendments to their answers where necessary.  

We encourage signatories to start preparing offline before the reporting window opens in May, using their 2023 Transparency Reports, the Indicator Changes Guide and the 2024 Reporting Framework modules to identify where they might need to amend their prefilled answers or where indicators will not be prefilled. 

 

Indicator changes guide (XLSX)

2024 Reporting Framework modules

 start the first module 

Alternatively, please click on each module below to expand and view download links.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP STATEMENT (SLS)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCXPDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

ORGANISATIONAL OVERVIEW (OO)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCXPDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

POLICY, GOVERNANCE AND STRATEGY (PGS)[1]

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

MANAGER SELECTION, APPOINTMENT AND MONITORING (SAM)[2]

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

ASSET CLASS MODULES

LISTED EQUITY (LE)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCXPDF

Module (Chinese): DOCX, PDF

REAL ESTATE (RE)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

PRIVATE EQUITY (PE)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

FIXED INCOME (FI)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

INFRASTRUCTURE (INF)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

HEDGE FUNDS (HF)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

SUSTAINABILITY OUTCOMES (SO)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

CONFIDENCE-BUILDING MEASURES (CBMS)

Module: DOCX, PDF

Module (Japanese): DOCX, PDF

Module (French): DOCX, PDF

Module (Chinese): DOCXPDF

Thematic reporting resources

Updated reporting guidance documents on climate, net zero and human rights will be available soon – check the R&A Updates webpage for the latest reporting developments.

Assessment

In 2024, scores will continue to be confidential and will be provided per module or asset class/strategy, with no overall organisation score given. 

To read more about the assessment process, please see How investors are assessed on their reporting

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why are signatories asked to provide a breakdown of their investments by asset class?

We continue to ask signatories for a breakdown of their investments by asset class and strategy (where relevant), as this enables the online Reporting Tool to determine which reporting modules and indicators are relevant and material for each individual signatory. 

How should signatories report on fund-of-fund investments?

Fund-of-fund investments should be reported as externally managed assets in the Organisational Overview (OO) module and reported on within the Selection, Appointment and Monitoring (SAM) module.

How should signatories report on multi-asset investments?

As the Reporting Framework asks for the asset class breakdown of total AUM, signatories should split multi-asset investments into the respective asset classes, based on their best estimate.   

For example, if a fund consists of 50% listed equity and 50% fixed income and accounts for 10% of a signatory’s total AUM, it should be reported as 5% listed equity and 5% fixed income.

How will indicator response prefilling work in 2024? 

If your organisation completed reporting in 2023, you will automatically see your previous responses prefilled in the Reporting Tool and highlighted in an amber box.  

Signatories will need to check and confirm each prefilled answer for accuracy in the tool, by clicking save, or save and continue, before submitting their 2024 reports and will be able to make amendments to their answers where necessary.  

We encourage signatories to start preparing offline before the reporting window opens in May, using their 2023 Transparency Reports and the Indicator Changes Guide to identify where they might need to amend their prefilled answers or where indicators will not be prefilled. 

How does the PRI tailor the Reporting Framework for different types of investors?

The Reporting Framework is practice and activity relevant. Therefore, when reporting, only the relevant asset class-specific modules and indicators will be unlocked and assessed in the Reporting Tool, depending on the AUM distribution and practices of each signatory.

Can asset owners choose to voluntarily report on their internally managed assets through the asset class modules?      

The full asset class modules, including all indicators (questions), continue to be available for all signatories on the PRI website. However, asset owners cannot report to the PRI on the asset class modules, nor does the PRI provide feedback and assessment on those modules for asset owners.    

The PRI decided to remove reporting on the direct asset class modules for internally managed assets in response to previous signatory feedback to streamline the reporting experience for asset owners.  

This resulted in us restructuring elements of certain modules, such as Organisational Overview (OO) and Policy, Governance and Strategy (PGS), removing the option for asset owners to voluntarily report on their internally managed assets through the asset class modules.    

As in previous years, where asset owners outsource their investment activities to external investment managers and have chosen to report, they will be required to report on their selection, appointment, and monitoring of managers in the Selection, Appointment and Monitoring (SAM) module.  

Why is stewardship or active ownership integrated in the Policy, Governance and Strategy (PGS) module? 

We believe that stewardship good practice is conducted for two main objectives: (1) to manage ESG risks and opportunities, including at the portfolio level to address systematic sustainability issues that may go beyond individual holdings, and/or (2) to take action on sustainability outcomes. Stewardship can be practiced across many asset classes and is applicable to both asset owners and investment managers.  

The 2024 Reporting Framework structure reflects this, by including questions about stewardship usage - including (proxy) voting, where applicable - in the PGS module, and separately asking signatories to describe how they use stewardship tools to meet their sustainability outcomes targets in the Sustainability Outcomes (SO) module.  

Some questions about stewardship linked to ESG risks and opportunities are process oriented. However, in other questions we expect the leading answers will focus on the use of stewardship to address systematic sustainability issues and/or take action on outcomes, in line with the PRI’s Active Ownership 2.0 framework

Are TCFD-aligned indicators considered ‘core’ or ‘plus’?

TCFD-aligned indicators were introduced on a voluntary basis in 2018 and subsequently became mandatory. Reflecting the widespread adoption of TCFD reporting in the industry, in the 2024 Reporting Framework all TCFD-aligned indicators in the PGS module are ‘core’ and therefore mandatory to report on.

Why did the PRI decide to gather several themes in the Policy, Governance and Strategy (PGS) module instead of dispersing them throughout asset-class specific modules?

To reduce repetition across asset modules, we analysed the key themes that would be applicable to most asset classes and collected them in the PGS module. However, signatories can still indicate activities that differ by asset class, where relevant.

What are the minimum requirements for investor membership in the 2024 Reporting Framework? 

The minimum requirements for investor membership in 2024 will be the same as those in 2023. Read more about the minimum requirements

What types of questions on sustainability outcomes are included in the Reporting Framework?

There are a few ‘core’ indicators on sustainability outcomes in the 2024 Reporting Framework. These indicators are process-oriented, assessed and, by default, disclosed. They are aligned with two sections of the PRI paper Investing with SDG outcomes: a five-part framework

  • Part 1: Identify sustainability outcomes 
  • Part 2: Set policies on sustainability outcomes 

Any further steps signatories are taking, including measuring and tracking their sustainability outcomes, are included in the Sustainability Outcomes (SO) module.

This module consists only of plus indicators, and therefore is entirely voluntary to report on and disclose. 

Why do signatories automatically get a 1-star score for some reported asset classes? 

In the Organisational Overview (OO) module, we ask signatories if they incorporate ESG issues into their investment decision-making for the asset classes they hold. If a signatory reports that it does not incorporate ESG issues in an asset class, it will automatically be scored 1 star for the corresponding module. This assessment happens regardless of how much AUM is invested in that asset class.  

For more detail on how the information in the OO module affects the reporting process and assessment, please see the Overview and structure guide (PDF). 

Can signatories report having practices and policies in place if they have not yet been implemented but are in the process of developing them? 

Signatories can refer to policies they have established, even if they have not implemented them, but should only report on the practices that they have in place at the end of their indicated 12-month reporting period, which they declare in the Organisational Overview (OO) module. Any practices that were put into place after the indicated 12-month period should be included in later reporting cycles.