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We address unsustainable aspects of markets that investors operate in, to achieve the economically efficient, sustainable financial system that responsible investors and beneficiaries need.
We work with our signatories and other stakeholders to challenge barriers to a sustainable financial system and drive meaningful data throughout markets.
There is a global consensus that consistent, reliable and comparable sustainability data is a top priority for investors and corporations. The PRI’s Driving meaningful data (DMD) programme works on the types of data, sources and reporting frameworks needed to support responsible investors.
The PRI recognises that the financial system is not operating sustainably and often fails society. We are working with investors, policy makers, regulators and others in the sector to reshape the system so it supports sustainable economic development. The PRI’s Sustainable financial system (SFS) programme focuses on projects in relation to Nine Priority Conditions established through our signatory consultation.
Under the PRI’s Driving Meaningful Data programme, we will work with our signatories to engage with the ISSB as it works to develop a global baseline of sustainability-related financial disclosure standards.
Under PRI’s Driving Meaningful Data programme, we will work with our signatories to engage and provide feedback on the developments around the European Sustainability Reporting Standards.
There are large gaps in decision-useful data for investors on sustainability-related issues, particularly outside of climate. Corporate reporting standard setters (e.g. the International Sustainability Standards Board), policy makers and regulators are working to fill these gaps through new sustainability-related disclosure standards.
An examination of the sustainability of the Australian, UK and US private retirement systems with seven recommendations for policymakers and industry.
Following our consultation - Sustainable financial system, principles, impact– we identified nine priority conditions that need to be addressed to transform the financial system:
Most consultants and their asset owner clients are failing to consider ESG issues in investment practice – despite growing evidence of the financial materiality of ESG issues to portfolio value.