Environmental issues

The PRI is supporting investors through a range of climate change projects, as well as across topics such as deforestation, methane water risks. To hear more about our environmental issues work, contact us.

Environmental issues resources

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    Sustainable land use

    To fully understand the risks that climate change poses to their investee companies and portfolios, institutional investors cannot ignore the risks associated with agriculture, forestry and land use.

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    Plastics

    With increasing production and use, and poor end-of-life management, there are many environmental and economic risks associated with plastics.

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    Water

    Water is a finite and shared resource. As well as being a basic human right and fundamental to healthy ecosystems, water is vital to the functioning of the global economy.

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    Fracking

    The production of oil and gas via hydraulic fracturing (fracking) remains important and yet can be viewed as a contentious method in some regions, with community controversies, bans and moratoria in different areas.

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    Methane

    Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a climate pollutant 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 20-year period, and it is responsible for 25% of the global warming we are experiencing today.

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    Biodiversity

    Nature provides ecosystem services, which benefit businesses and society. The assets that underpin these services are called natural capital. Biodiversity is the variety of living components that make up natural capital. It has a role in ensuring the resilience of natural capital assets and securing them for the future.