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.

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SDG outcomes
SDG outcomes

Investing with SDG outcomes: a five-part framework

This report provides a high-level framework for any investors looking to shape real-world outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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SDG infrastructure


Bridging the gap: how infrastructure investors can contribute to SDG outcomes


The current approaches infrastructure investors are adopting to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Infrastructure Podcast

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Putting the SDGs into practice in infrastructure investing


In this episode of the PRI podcast, the head of our infrastructure workstream, Simon Whistler, speaks to Stanley Kwong from Aviva Investors’ real assets business about how they integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their investment process.

SDGs and Engagement


Engaging for impact


The Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Strategy, launched in December 2017, was established in recognition of the role that investors can play in promoting and supporting sustainable business practices.


Engaging on corporate public policy lobbying


As a long-term shareholder of publicly traded companies, Boston Trust Walden has worked to strengthen company policies, practices and transparency on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through active ownership.


Engaging to model and measure impact


Engagement with companies is critical, both to unlock value for companies, investors and under-served communities worldwide, and to support the SDGs.


Engaging on green bonds issuers’ contribution to the SDGs


We believe the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can serve as an engagement framework used to map out companies’ strategies and assess whether they are addressing material SDGs through their operations and supply chains or have gaps in their strategies regarding specific SDGs.


Engaging on food systems


At Candriam, engagement activities are integral parts of our fiduciary duty, contributing to a better assessment of the ESG risks and opportunities faced by issuers and prompting them to improve the way they manage these risks.


An SDG engagement process


In 2017, Etica Sgr started linking the issues discussed at AGMs with the SDGs in engagement letters and during dialogue with companies.


Engaging on the transition to electric vehicles and on human rights in the cobalt supply chain


The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enable us to align our sustainable investment strategies and our active ownership approach with a broader goal. Our motivation behind SDG engagement is to use our position as an investor to influence investee companies to positively contribute to the SDGs.


Setting SDG-related engagement objectives


Robeco focuses its engagement activities with listed companies on material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that create long-term shareholder value. We view sustainability as a long-term driver of change that impacts the future performance of markets and companies.

SDG investment case

The SDG investment case

Why the SDGs are relevant to institutional investors, why there is an expectation that investors will contribute, and the case for why investors should want to.