The PRI’s Mission calls for it to promote a sustainable global financial system that supports long-term value creation and benefits the environment and society as a whole.

Developed with input from signatories and stakeholders in 2016, the PRI  has launched its Blueprint for responsible investment. It sets out the organisation’s ambitious agenda, as well as the priorities of the responsible investment community, for the next ten years.

The Blueprint addresses the barriers to responsible investment that still exist by tackling sustainability challenges such as climate change. It also includes measures to strengthen signatory accountability and build a more sustainable financial system.

It lays out three areas of impact on which it will focus. It will:

  • lead responsible investors in their pursuit of long-term value and enhance alignment throughout the investment chain;
  • address unsustainable aspects of the markets in which investors operate;
  • enable signatories to improve the real world – now and in the future – by encouraging investments that contribute to prosperous and inclusive societies for current and future generations.

It also reveals the organisation’s nine priority areas for the next decade: empowering asset owners; supporting investors to incorporate ESG issues in their investments; fostering a community of active owners; showcasing leadership and increasing accountability; convening and educating responsible investors; challenging barriers to a sustainable financial system; driving meaningful data throughout markets; championing climate action; and enabling real-world impact aligned with the SDGs.

This work will build on what the PRI has already achieved over the past decade as the global voice of responsible investment.

A blueprint for responsible investment