Sustainable financial system (SFS)

The financial system is not operating sustainably and it often fails society. The PRI is working with investors, policymakers, regulators and others in the industry to realign the system with sustainable, equitable economies.

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Why the PRI is working towards a sustainable financial system

The financial system is not operating sustainably and it often fails society. We need to realign the system with sustainable, equitable economies. As investors, we need to go beyond ESG integration to achieve a sustainable financial system. Investors have a central role to play.

Asset owner guide

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Investment consultants and ESG: an asset owner guide

Investment consultants advise on how trillions of dollars are invested worldwide, but most consultants are failing to consider the role that ESG issues play in investment performance.

ERISA plans and ESG

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Untangling stakeholders for broader impact: ERISA plans and ESG incorporation

The US accounts for the largest share of pension assets globally. Increasingly, US investors are incorporating ESG factors into their investment decisions.

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Beyond modern portfolio theory – how investors can mitigate systemic risk through the portfolio

The near universally adopted modern portfolio theory (MPT) put forward by Nobel laureate Harry Markowitz in 1952 is blind to the effect of portfolio investment on the capital markets’ overall risk/return profile and on the macro systems upon which the market relies for stability.

Social issues RIQ

Long-term social issues drive economic growth, so why aren't investors behind the wheel?

Long-term social issues – the ‘S’ in ESG – matter for investors. They are key factors determining both long-term GDP growth and the level of equilibrium of interest rates.