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.

Getting started

Global Pricing of Carbon Transition Risk

Inevitable Policy Response

Markets today have not adequately priced in the likely near term policy response to climate change. This leaves portfolios exposed to significant risk and investors need to act now to protect and enhance value. That’s why PRI have launched this project, to provide investors with a realistic forecasting tool to help navigate this complex and evolving landscape.


Climate policy

A clear, consistent, and enabling policy environment is critical to the viability of the net zero transition, and successful policy implementation helps minimise risks to the real economy, to individual systems, and to the financial system as a whole.


Climate programmes and investor initiatives

Implementation is key for investors’ net zero commitments. A significant proportion of PRI signatories have set near-term net zero targets consistent with the Paris Agreement. The PRI aims to help them deliver on their commitments through initatives such as the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Climate and Nature Blog

Climate guidance and tools

A collection of climate related guidance and tools including introductory guides, climate reporting to the PRI and technical guides.


The PRI at COP28

COP28, the annual UN climate conference, convened on 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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PRI thought leadership on climate

PRI’s ambitious thought leadership programme seeks to advance new topics for discussion in the industry and seek practitioners’ feedback, as well as advancing industry initiatives aimed at improving the data and disclosures available to investors on climate change.

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