Tag: PRI

Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader

Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader

Asset managers have flocked to become members of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). With climate change rising up the agenda, how will you stand out? Over the last decade, responsible investment has moved from fringe to mainstream. Asset managers have responded to new market dynamics and reassessed their investment processes to understand how ESG factors […]

Top 5 Takeaways from PRI’s First Year of Mandatory TCFD Reporting

Top 5 Takeaways from PRI’s First Year of Mandatory TCFD Reporting

PRI’s first year of mandatory climate reporting has shed light on the quality of disclosures by its investor signatories – asset owners and investment managers. One-fifth of these signatories chose to make their disclosures public and a quarter carried out scenario analysis. Non-European players were among the top 10 markets reporting on climate-related indicators. While […]

Beyond PRI: How to Identify Climate Leaders

Beyond PRI: How to Identify Climate Leaders

Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change? If asset owners want to ensure their investments are climate resilient, having managers who are Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatories is a good start but it’s not enough. Forward-looking asset owners are doing more on climate change—here’s how you can identify […]

Top 5 Takeaways from the PRI’s Leading Conference on Sustainable Finance

Top 5 Takeaways from the PRI’s Leading Conference on Sustainable Finance

Last week, Manifest’s Joy Williams and Laura Zizzo attended, along with 1,700 participants, the annual PRI in Person conference: “Responsible investing in an age of urgent transition.” The Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) is an investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. PRI signatories pledge to implement six principles […]

Significant Step to Making TCFD a Requirement

Significant Step to Making TCFD a Requirement

Over 2250 financial market participants will have to report on TCFD recommendations of governance, strategy and risk/opportunity in 2020. This is the next step in the PRI’s support of the disclosure framework. The PRI (Principles of Responsible Investing) has announced that several TCFD-aligned disclosure indicators will move from being voluntary to be mandatory in 2020 – two […]

Why Climate-Related Due Diligence is Essential

Why Climate-Related Due Diligence is Essential Why Climate-Related Due Diligence is Essential

The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has been interpreted by many as a bleak warning of the dangers of climate change exceeding 1.5°C. The IPCC report was unambiguous about the existential threat posed by rising temperatures, but after taking a few deep breaths, it is clear that the report also contains reasons for […]