Governance issues

The PRI works with investors to address governance issues affecting the companies they invest in, such as tax fairness, responsible political engagement and executive pay.

To hear more about our work on governance issues, contact us.



Why tax should be on the agenda for responsible investors


In this episode, Sebastien Akbik, Corporate Governance Analyst at the PRI spoke with Kiran Aziz, Head of Responsible Investments from KLP and Daniel Mulé, Policy Lead, Extractive Industries Tax and Transparency from Oxfam America.

Explore governance issues

  • Tax avoidance

    Tax fairness

    Investors have a spectrum of views on tax issues, depending on their investment beliefs, risk appetite and culture. The PRI aims to enable investors to move towards practices that align with tax fairness.

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    Responsible political engagement

    Responsible political engagement plays a significant role in shaping real-world outcomes and contributing to a more sustainable financial system. The PRI aims to empower investors to transform political engagement into a lever for sustainability progress.

  • CyberSecurity

    Cyber security

    The PRI provides guidance to help signatories understand how their portfolio companies are demonstrating preparedness and addressing risks relating to cyber security, using governance as a proxy for cyber resilience.

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    Executive pay

    Exploring the rationale, feasibility and effectiveness of including ESG factors in corporate executive pay plans - as well as guiding investors on exercising stewardship.

  • Corporate purpose 2

    Corporate purpose

    Corporate purpose has ignited a debate among academics and business leaders. Here we explore what corporate purpose is and why this has become a critical issue for investors.

  • Anti-corruption1


    Corruption remains one of the world’s greatest challenges. For businesses, corruption impedes economic growth, distorts competition and represents serious legal and reputational risks. The PRI provides guidance on how investors can assess and engage with investee companies to improve anti-corruption practices and reduce risks.

  • Whistleblowing Report


    Effective whistleblowing mechanisms can help address systemic issues, including detecting and preventing cases of bribery and corruption, tax avoidance, money laundering and human rights violations. The PRI provides guidance on how investors can assess and engage with investee companies to improve whistleblowing practices.

  • Director nomination process: Part 1

    Director nominations

    Director nominations and elections represent some of the most fundamental ownership rights for shareholders – namely the right to appoint and remove members of a company board to represent their interests in promoting long-term value creation.

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