Briefings

Region  Month Briefing  PRI briefing 

EU

March

EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector

The regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (Sustainability Disclosures Regulation) introduces new requirements and clarifies the sustainability-related disclosure obligations in the financial services sector. The briefing explains the reporting requirements under the regulation and the complementary reporting requirements under the taxonomy regulation.


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EU

January

EU Sustainable Finance: Where next?

This briefing provides an overview on the progress to date on EU Sustainable Finance Policy and presents an outlook of the political implication of the European Green Deal.


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EU

January

EU Sustainable Finance policy survey

The PRI is undertaking a research project on the opportunities and the key priorities for PRI signatories on EU Sustainable Finance Policy for the years to come.


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Consultations and letters

Region Month Consultation or letter PRI response
OECD February

Business responsibilities and investment treaties

The PRI provides comments to the chapter 5, “Investor, business, trade union and civil society action”, specifically on the topic of “sustainable or ‘environmental, social and governance’ (ESG) investing”.


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US

February

SEC Sign-On Letter

The PRI organized a sign-on letter for signatories and supporting organizations to oppose both of the SEC's Proposed Rules.


SEC Sign-On Letter

US

February

SEC Shareholder Proposal Rule

The PRI's comment on the SEC's Proposed Rule on Rule 14a-8. The PRI believes that the rule would significantly impede the accountability of management to their shareholders. (Shareholder Proposal Rule).


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US

February

SEC Proxy Voting Advice

The PRI's comment on the SEC's Proposed Rule on Proxy Voting Advice. The PRI has serious concerns that the Proposed Rule would significantly weaken the role institutional investors play in corporate governance.


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Japan January

Financial Services Agency| Stewardship Code consultation

The PRI welcomes the introduction of sustainability into the stewardship responsibilities of Code signatories. The PRI’s key recommendations include:


  • Sustainability should be defined as including externalities and impacts generated by company activities.
  • Provisions on proxy advisors should avoid introducing delays into the compressed proxy advice process.
  • The FSA should clarify rules around acting in concert and collaborative engagement on ESG issues.

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Chile January

General Rule 386 – environmental and social disclosures consultation by CMF

The PRI welcomes the proposed update of General Rule 386 by CMF. The update introduces mandatory disclosures on key environmental and social issues which will contribute to building standardised and comparable ESG data for investors in the Chilean market.


Full response here

See consultation responses for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.