Sustainability

The PRI recognises that its activities have environmental, social and governance impacts on many levels.

Most of the PRI’s impact is positive and happens indirectly via the work that we do to help our 1,500+ signatories implement the Principles. We have an impact on:

  • our investor signatories – by encouraging them to be more transparent in their investment activities;
  • companies – by improving their practices through investor engagements;
  • markets – through ventures such as the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.

Beyond these positive, indirect impacts, we recognise that our operating activities can have a negative direct impact, and we try to minimise these wherever possible. A few examples of how we do this are:

ENVIRONMENTAL

The PRI has been certified as compliant ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. As part of this certification, we will continue to monitor, manage and reduce our impact on the environment through transport, waste, consumption of natural resources, energy use and procurement.

SOCIAL

We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer, including in our employment of contracted service staff and interns. We never use unpaid internships. All new parents at the PRI are able to enjoy equal parental leave benefits regardless of gender or sexuality, going beyond the legal minimum standards.

GOVERNANCE

Good governance at the PRI includes annual signatory elections, term length limits for Board Directors, publishing Board meeting attendance and compensation records and clear separation between the roles of Managing Director and Chair. The PRI has a board diversity policy in the belief that diversity contributes to high-performance.