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Sustainable Investing Glossary

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

What is PRI? PRI stands for Principles for Responsible Investment and is a global initiative supported by the United Nations. It is also referred to as UN PRI.

The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the group’s 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, the signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system. They have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of their beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, they believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios. They also recognize that applying these Principles may better align investors with the broader objectives of society.

Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Creating returns that benefit the world we live in
Sustainable investing
Robeco and RobecoSAM again receive top PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM again receive top PRI scores
Robeco and RobecoSAM have again been awarded the highest possible sustainability scores by the Principles for Responsible Investment.
04-08-2020 | Insight
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
Pioneering climate engagement leads Q2 Active Ownership report
It was full steam ahead for Robeco’s Active Ownership team in the second quarter, despite the restrictions brought by Covid-19.
31-07-2020 | Active Ownership Report
Sugar’s role in coronavirus fatalities
Sugar’s role in coronavirus fatalities
The sugar content of food and drinks played an unseen role in the Covid-19 death toll, says engagement specialist Peter van der Werf.
29-07-2020 | Insight