Sustainability issues

Sustainability impacts on a wide range of ecological and human issues, from the preservation of natural resources to a commitment to human and societal wellbeing.

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    Environmental, social and governance issues

    The PRI works with signatories to identify key environmental, social and governance issues in the market, and coordinates engagements, publications, webinars, podcasts and events to address them.

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    Climate change

    Climate change is the highest priority ESG issue facing investors. The PRI is working to help investors protect portfolios from risks, to expose them to opportunities, and to empower them to deliver on real world impact in the shift to low carbon, resilient economies.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    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.


Accounting for climate change

Investors are calling out for hard information on the financial impacts climate change will have on companies. The financials define profitability and drive executive remuneration, so ensuring they properly reflect climate-related risks is crucial. Investment decisions, both by companies and investors, depend on the numbers disclosed in the audited financial statements.

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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.