The PRI provides research and education, and facilitates collaboration, to help investors align their responsible investment practices with the broader sustainable objectives of society – as currently best defined by the SDGs. To hear more about our SDG work, contact us.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) poster

The SDG investment case

Why the SDGs are relevant to institutional investors, why there is an expectation that investors will contribute, and the case for why investors should want to.

SDG case study series

SDGs_Case_study_Boston

Engaging on corporate public policy lobbying

2019-09-30T15:01:00+01:00

As a long-term shareholder of publicly traded companies, Boston Trust Walden has worked to strengthen company policies, practices and transparency on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through active ownership.

SDGs_Case_study_UBS

Engaging to model and measure impact

2019-09-30T14:57:00+01:00

Engagement with companies is critical, both to unlock value for companies, investors and under-served communities worldwide, and to support the SDGs.

SDGs_Case_study_Actiam

Engaging on green bonds issuers’ contribution to the SDGs

2019-08-06T13:26:00+01:00

We believe the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can serve as an engagement framework used to map out companies’ strategies and assess whether they are addressing material SDGs through their operations and supply chains or have gaps in their strategies regarding specific SDGs.

SDGs_Case_study_Candriam

Engaging on food systems

2019-08-05T08:18:00+01:00

At Candriam, engagement activities are integral parts of our fiduciary duty, contributing to a better assessment of the ESG risks and opportunities faced by issuers and prompting them to improve the way they manage these risks.

SDGs_Case_study_Etica

An SDG engagement process

2019-08-05T08:17:00+01:00

In 2017, Etica Sgr started linking the issues discussed at AGMs with the SDGs in engagement letters and during dialogue with companies.

SDGs_Case_study_Union

Engaging on the transition to electric vehicles and on human rights in the cobalt supply chain

2019-07-19T08:10:00+01:00

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enable us to align our sustainable investment strategies and our active ownership approach with a broader goal. Our motivation behind SDG engagement is to use our position as an investor to influence investee companies to positively contribute to the SDGs.

SDGs_Case_study_Robeco

Setting SDG-related engagement objectives

2019-07-19T07:57:00+01:00

Robeco focuses its engagement activities with listed companies on material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that create long-term shareholder value. We view sustainability as a long-term driver of change that impacts the future performance of markets and companies.