Climate change

Climate change is the highest priority ESG issue facing investors. The PRI is working to help investors protect portfolios from risks and to expose them to opportunities in the shift to a low-carbon global economy.



PRI climate snapshot 2020

TCFD based reporting and analysis from 2,097 investors representing $97 trillion in assets

Inevitable Policy Response to climate change


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.


Private equity TCFD

TCFD for private equity general partners: technical guide

This guide sets out the actions that private equity general partners (GPs) can take to address the four-pillar framework of the recommendations proposed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

All climate change resources

Our initiatives

The Montréal Carbon Pledge

The Montréal Carbon Pledge mobilises investors to commit to measure, disclose and reduce their portfolio carbon footprints.

Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is a global collaborative engagement targeting a selection of the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters.

The Investor Agenda

The Investor Agenda enables the investor community to accelerate and scale up actions critical to achieving the Paris Agreement.

The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Institutional investors commit to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C and addressing Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement.


A collective commitment by private equity players to reduce emissions and collaborate with peers to contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Transition Pathway Initiative

The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) is a global, asset-owner led initiative which assesses companies' preparedness for the transition to a low carbon economy.