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. In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
The Principles are voluntary and aspirational. The PRI offers a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practices across asset classes. Responsible investment is a process that must be tailored to fit each organization’s investment strategy, approach and resources. The Principles are designed to be compatible with the investment styles of large, diversified, institutional investors that operate within a traditional fiduciary framework.
Over the last 7 years, the PRI Initiative has become the leading global network for investors to publicly demonstrate their commitment to responsible investment, to collaborate and learn with their peers about the financial and investment implications of ESG issues, and to incorporate these factors into their investment decision making and ownership practices.
For information on PRI, visit http://www.unpri.org/
LGA and the PRI
Eight years before the PRI was launched, LGA was created to provide asset owners with an alternative to old-fashioned approaches of responsible investing that involved the creation of lists containing “good” and “bad” companies. LGA was founded to demonstrate how integration of environmental sustainability considerations can be a positive, value-generating component of the asset management process component.
LGA is proud to support the PRI initiative, whose first principle seeks to enlist both asset owners and asset managers to integrate sustainability or ESG considerations into asset management and asset allocation.
For LGA’s PRI transparency report, please visit:
Growth of the PRI Initiative
The graph above was generated from the data available in this Excel spreadsheet, updated annually in April. No further AUM breakdowns by asset class, country, region or signatory category is available.