Sustainability issues

Investors have a crucial role to play in making our economy and society more sustainable, preserving the wealth of our global ecology and ensuring human development and wellbeing.

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    Environmental, social and governance issues

    The PRI works with its signatories to identify key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the market. It produces guidance materials, organises events and facilitates initiatives to address them.

  • Climate change

    Climate change

    Climate change is the highest priority ESG issue facing investors. The PRI works to help investors protect portfolios from risks, take advantage of opportunities and deliver real-world impact in the shift to low-carbon, resilient economies.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    The PRI works to help investors align their responsible investment practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, both through research and education and by facilitating collaboration.

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Sustainable markets

Addressing unsustainable aspects of markets that investors operate in, to achieve the economically efficient, sustainable financial system that responsible investors and beneficiaries need.

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Private retirement systems and sustainability

Research on the sustainability of private retirement systems with recommendations for policymakers and the industry.

Explore our academic content



The PRI's research programme supports and develops innovative responsible investment research, showcases research findings for an investor audience and convenes a vibrant, global community of nearly 4,000 academics and investors through the Academic Network.

Academic blogs

Academic blogs

Showcases ESG and sustainable finance-related research in a user-friendly format on a weekly basis.