Reporting & assessment

PRI reporting is the largest global reporting project on responsible investment. It was developed with investors, for investors. Signatories are required to report on their responsible investment activities annually.

For the 2021 reporting cycle, PRI piloted a new reporting system for signatories that was designed to streamline and improve the reporting process. We received feedback from more than 1,700 investor signatories on the new Reporting Framework and tool. Issues with specific areas in the reporting system resulted in some investor and service provider signatories not being able to submit a full and complete dataset, affecting the 2021 data quality.

In response to the feedback and the issues identified, we assessed the changes made to our reporting process and revaluated how we can best fit this process to signatories’ needs in the future. To complete this review process and fully address the issues identified, we will take a staged approach to release the 2021 outputs and delay the next reporting cycle until 2023. Please refer to the FAQ below and read our CEO and Chair letter for further detail.

Private Transparency Reports

In October 2021, Transparency Reports will be released privately in a new data portal. We will provide all signatories with a period of four weeks to communicate any changes needed to the indicators affected by the issues. The PRI will make the changes; signatories will not have to re-enter the reporting tool.

Release of public Transparency Reports and private Assessment

The PRI will make the requested changes ahead of the public Transparency Reports for investors and service providers. Investors will also receive private assessment reports. We intend to deliver these by June 2022, earlier if possible, subject to the volume of data changes flagged by signatories. We will then be seeking feedback on both outputs as part of the pilot.

Next Reporting Period

Given these delays and the extent of the feedback we have received, we made the decision to delay the opening of the next reporting period until early 2023. A delay to the next reporting period will allow us the time we need to incorporate signatory feedback on content, to reduce the time spent on reporting—including pre-filling of answers—and to significantly improve the user experience for 2023.

Frequently asked questions

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Data collection

Issues with the new online Reporting Tool which centered on navigation and functionality, contributed to the time taken to report in 2021 and created problems during the review process for signatories. Unfortunately, this affected the quality of a portion of the 2021 reporting dataset as some (but not all) signatories’ submissions has missing data and/or indicator errors.

Reporting guidance

Further information

Reported data & reporting archive