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PRI annual report: delivering an ambitious agenda

29.08.2017 Share

I’m delighted to present the PRI’s 2017 annual report. It outlines the highlights of our work from the last 12 months and shows how the PRI continues to assist signatories in integrating responsible investment across asset classes, as well as take steps to address barriers to a sustainable financial system.


Not only did we celebrate our tenth anniversary with events in London and New York, but we also developed our Blueprint for responsible investment, our vision for the next 10 years. It sets out how we will address the world’s sustainability challenges through nine priority areas, which evolve out of our existing work. To develop our Blueprint, we held extensive consultation with signatories – with over 1,000 taking part – who helped us identify the critical, systemic risks and sustainability challenges responsible investment will face over the next decade. 

Not only did we celebrate our tenth anniversary with events in London and New York, but we also developed our Blueprint for responsible investment, our vision for the next 10 years. It sets out how we will address the world’s sustainability challenges through nine priority areas, which evolve out of our existing work. To develop our Blueprint, we held extensive consultation with signatories – with over 1,000 taking part – who helped us identify the critical, systemic risks and sustainability challenges responsible investment will face over the next decade. 

Other highlights of the year include the launch of our Sustainable Financial System programme and our announcement that we will commit to assisting signatories to integrate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a paper on the investment case for the SDGs to be released at PRI in Person.

We also continued to help signatories implement the Principles through the release of a number of key pieces of guidance. Among other publications, we released numerous guides for asset owners; launched eight roadmaps with country-specific recommendations for implementing clear policy that embraces fiduciary duty; and published tools helping signatories consider ESG issues in areas where responsible investment has traditionally lagged, such as hedge funds.  

I would like to thank the 30 advisory committees and working groups made up of over 300 signatories who supported these projects.   

We celebrated these achievements with more of you than ever – we welcomed 289 new signatories this year, 43 of which were asset owners. In fact, our overall net signatory numbers grew by 14%.

This growth shows just how responsible investment continues to go from strength to strength – so here’s to another 10 years of ESG integration across the globe. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at PRI in Person in Berlin this September. 

Best wishes,

Fiona Reynolds
Managing Director, PRI

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