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COVID-19 highlights human rights

The financial system will play a critical role in enabling economic recovery, development and contributing to wider societal well-being, including a focus on human rights. The PRI is working with investors to ensure that the financial sector contributes to, not detracts from, more inclusive societies. A world post COVID-19 needs to ensure the recovery respects both the boundaries of the planet and the rights of its people.
Sustainability

ESG and alpha: ESG integration in China

New research by the PRI suggests integrating ESG into investment practices in China is set to become best practice. It makes sense for asset owners to mandate ESG incorporation with their managers as markets are opening up and ESG risks and opportunities affect corporate performance in China.
Sustainability

The power of collective investor action

It’s time for the responsible investment community to step up and play its role as long-term holders of capital and call corporations to account. It’s time for asset owners sitting at the apex of the investment chain to lead the financial sector through this crisis. We need to maintain a focus on long-term horizons and support collective action while trying to understand the real issues companies are facing from COVID-19 as well as the flow on effects to our individual portfolios.
Opinion

Clearing the climate obstacles

In the wake of the Climate Action 100+ annual progress report, CEO of the PRI, Fiona Reynolds calls on corporate boards to step up. And the first action item is to either transform the industry associations they belong to that undermine climate action, or resign from them.
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