The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices. The Principles offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practices across asset classes. There are some mandatory indicators which represent the minimum set of public information that signatories are required to report and disclose (since 2013). The volume of reporting is influenced by the size of the signatory organisation (for example institutional investor or asset manager), its structure and asset mix (which determines how many modules must be completed) and what information flow and data tracking systems it has in place. More than 1000 signatories report under the Reporting Framework since it was launched in 2013.
Industry sectors covered by the instrument
Organizations covered by the instrument
Asset owners, asset / investment managers and related service providing companies.
Private voluntary initiative.
Type of instrument
Code of conduct or guideline
Mandatory or voluntary
The geographical scope
International/regional (eg. EU)