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PRI Quarterly Signatory Update Q4 2019

Each quarter the PRI updates signatories on our latest Blueprint initiatives and tools, opportunities to collaborate and events.

The update highlights PRI’s activities in responsible investment over the past three months and includes links to key resources available to our signatories.
Recorded Oct 17 2019 11 mins
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  • Webinar: Consultation on PRI’s proposed framework on Investing with SDG outcomes Mar 19 2020 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Nathan Fabian
    Join the PRI for a webinar on 19 March to explore how investors can contribute to the SDGs.

    Investors can make substantial and systemic contributions to SDG outcomes. PRI signatories can play a unique role through seeking to increase positive outcomes and decrease negative outcomes from their investments. This webinar will take you through the key elements of a proposed framework for “Investing with SDG outcomes” and seek your feedback. The webinar is part of a wider consultation to take place through the PRI collaboration platform in March and April.
  • Webinar: Consultation on PRI’s proposed framework on Investing with SDG outcomes Mar 18 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nathan Fabian
    Join the PRI for a webinar on 18 March to explore how investors can contribute to the SDGs.

    Investors can make substantial and systemic contributions to SDG outcomes. PRI signatories can play a unique role through seeking to increase positive outcomes and decrease negative outcomes from their investments. This webinar will take you through the key elements of a proposed framework for “Investing with SDG outcomes” and seek your feedback. The webinar is part of a wider consultation to take place through the PRI collaboration platform in March and April.
  • Minimum Requirements in 2020 Mar 4 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The PRI
    The PRI invites you to join this webinar on 4 March to learn more about the minimum requirements that apply to all mandatory reporters in 2020. In time for the reporting deadline 31 March 2020, we will guide you through how you report on the minimum requirements in the reporting tool, provide guidance including the PRI resources available, and discuss the timeline for meeting the requirements.

    You can read more about PRI's Minimum Requirements here: https://www.unpri.org/signatories/minimum-requirements

    Presenter:
    Milja Norberg, Manager of Reporting & Assessment (The PRI)
  • Evolving PRI Reporting: your views on the next steps Feb 24 2020 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    The PRI
    As part of our 10-year Blueprint for responsible investment – looking at how to take responsible investment forward over the next decade – we committed to undertake an extensive review of our Reporting Framework. This includes the reporting indicators themselves, our assessment methodology, the reporting outputs and the platforms to support this.

    The Reporting Framework review began with a first consultation phase between March and July 2019. The PRI has since then taken a number of steps to carefully put together a more developed proposal of what a new Reporting and Assessment framework could look like. The proposal has been heavily based on signatory feedback during the first consultation phase, with oversight from the PRI Board and support from the Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee. We are now in the second consultation phase, asking signatories to indicate their level of support for the proposal that the PRI has put forward.

    This webinar will:
    • serve as an update on the overall Reporting and Assessment review, including the steps taken so far and what’s next;
    • outline the current Reporting and Assessment proposal out for consultation;
    • test the ideas/collect feedback through polling questions about the proposal; and,
    • answer any questions the audience might have in regards to the proposal.

    Presenter:
    Senita Galijatovic, Head of Reporting and Accountability (The PRI)
  • Disability Inclusion: a strategic ESG perspective for investors Feb 19 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    PRI, AAPD
    This webinar will explore disability inclusion in the workplace as a critical social issue for investors which needs to be examined with a strategic perceptive, mitigating risks and realising the opportunities that disability brings. The speakers will discuss increasing evidence that embracing equality and diversity contributes to the long-term success of corporations, key initiatives such as the Disability Equality Index and the Investor Statement on Disability Inclusion and how investors can not only seek to align their portfolios but also to promote this practice within their own firms.

    Speakers include:

    - Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
    - Ted Kennedy Jr, Chair of the Board of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, Epstein Becker Green
  • TPI Industrials Webinar Feb 13 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    TPI
    Join the Transition Pathway Initiative for a webinar on our latest report covering carbon intensive Industrial sectors. These sectors are Cement, Paper, Steel, Aluminium and, for the first time, Chemicals.

    The webinar will include an introduction to the TPI and the methodology. There will then be a high level overview of the report’s findings. Participants will be able to ask questions to the LSE research team.

    We hope that you will join us.
  • The 2020 PRI reporting cycle: overview, update and Q&A Feb 4 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The PRI
    If you are a mandatory reporter responding to the PRI Reporting Framework in 2020, join our reporting cycle overview, update and Q&A session. This webinar is also a learning opportunity for signatories responding to the framework during their voluntary reporting period.

    We will take you through what you need to know in order to prepare for the 2020 reporting cycle, including:

    • A brief introduction to reporting;
    • how to access the reporting tool;
    • the changes made to the Reporting Framework for the 2020 reporting cycle;
    • a brief update on the Reporting Framework review;
    • the resources available for reporting; and
    • a Q&A session.

    The 2020 PRI reporting cycle starts on 6 January and ends on 31 March 2020. This webinar will be applicable to asset owner, investment manager and service provider signatories.

    Presenter:
    Danielle Watkins, Analyst, Reporting and Assessment (The PRI)
  • Engaging the Asian FMCG sector on Sustainable Palm Oil Jan 31 2020 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    PRI, WWF Singapore
    Investors play an important role in driving sustainable palm oil production practices, however insufficient demand for sustainable palm oil prevents these efforts from reaching their full potential. Buyers in Asia - who will fuel growth in demand over the coming decades - lag compared to their international peers on sustainable sourcing commitments. With 61% of palm oil globally being consumed by ten Asian nations, this creates a leakage market for unsustainable palm oil.

    This webinar aims to highlight the opportunities for investors to catalyse greater engagement with Asian downstream buyers of palm oil, with a focus on Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies. WWF Singapore will provide an overview of their research findings on palm oil sourcing policies and practices in Asia-based FMCG companies.

    The webinar also serves to launch the next stage of the PRI's Investor Working Group on Sustainable Palm Oil, which will focus on engaging with buyers of palm oil in the Asian FMCG sector.
  • Evolving PRI Reporting: your views on the next steps Jan 29 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The PRI
    As part of our 10-year Blueprint for responsible investment – looking at how to take responsible investment forward over the next decade – we committed to undertake an extensive review of our Reporting Framework. This includes the reporting indicators themselves, our assessment methodology, the reporting outputs and the platforms to support this.

    The Reporting Framework review began with a first consultation phase between March and July 2019. The PRI has since then taken a number of steps to carefully put together a more developed proposal of what a new Reporting and Assessment framework could look like. The proposal has been heavily based on signatory feedback during the first consultation phase, with oversight from the PRI Board and support from the Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee. We are now in the second consultation phase, asking signatories to indicate their level of support for the proposal that the PRI has put forward.

    This webinar will:
    • serve as an update on the overall Reporting and Assessment review, including the steps taken so far and what’s next;
    • outline the current Reporting and Assessment proposal out for consultation;
    • test the ideas/collect feedback through polling questions about the proposal; and,
    • answer any questions the audience might have in regards to the proposal.

    Presenter:
    Senita Galijatovic, Head of Reporting and Accountability, PRI
  • ESG in Sovereign Debt Investing: Data and Integration Techniques Recorded: Jan 23 2020 62 mins
    PRI, World Bank, Payden & Rygel Investment Management, Union Investment
    Join the PRI, the World Bank, Payden & Rygel Investment Management and Union Investment for a webinar on 23 January to explore ESG data sources and integration techniques for sovereign debt investing.

    This session will provide a taste of the World Bank’s new Sovereign ESG Data Portal, an important enhancement to the data kit. Furthermore case studies by Payden & Rygel Investment Management and Union Investment will provide examples of how to consider ESG factors in sovereign debt analysis. The session builds on the PRI’s new Practical Guide to ESG Integration in Sovereign Debt.

    Anna Georgieva, Manager, Investment Practices, PRI (moderator)
    Fiona Stewart, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank
    Johannes Böhm, Portfolio Management ESG Analyst, Union Investment
    Kristin Ceva, CFA, Managing Principal, Payden & Rygel Investment Management
  • Carbon Tracker Initiative Oil and Gas Company Research Update Recorded: Jan 20 2020 63 mins
    Carbon Tracker Initiative
    In this recorded webinar, representatives from Carbon Tracker Initiative cover the high-level findings, research methodologies, and company implications from their two most recent thematic papers, "Breaking the Habit" and "Balancing the Budget".

    In addition, they provide an overview of their 2019 oil and gas company profiles, including explanations of new indicators and format. Note that these profiles cover all Climate Action 100+ focus companies in the sector.

    You can find more information about Carbon Tracker's "Breaking the Habit" and "Balancing the Budget" reports here:

    •https://www.carbontracker.org/reports/breaking-the-habit/
    •https://www.carbontracker.org/reports/balancing-the-budget/

    Please log into BrightTalk in order to view the webinar recording and download the webinar slides. The slides are listed under the "Attachments" tab of this web page.
  • The TCFD recommendations and the 2020 PRI reporting cycle Recorded: Jan 15 2020 59 mins
    The PRI
    In 2018, as part of the PRI’s programme on championing climate action, we introduced voluntary climate change indicators in the PRI Reporting Framework, based on the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).

    From the 2020 reporting cycle, signatories will for the first time be required to report on the climate change indicators on a mandatory basis. The indicators will not be assessed and signatories can continue to choose whether they wish to disclose their responses.

    This webinar will take you through what you need to know in order to prepare for and report on the TCFD-based PRI climate change indicators, including:
    •A brief background to the TCFD recommendations and what they mean for signatories.
    •An outline of the climate change indicators that will be mandatory to report on.
    •How you can use the PRI's Data Portal to learn what actions other signatories have already taken related to climate change.

    Presenters:
    Edward Baker, Senior Specialist, Climate and Energy Transition (The PRI)
    Senita Galijatovic, Head of Reporting and Accountability (The PRI)
    Thalia Vounaki, Head of Data Analytics & Insights (The PRI)
  • Flash briefing: EU Taxonomy political agreement Recorded: Dec 19 2019 31 mins
    Will Martindale (Director of Policy & Research, PRI), Alyssa Heath (Head of EU and UK Policy, PRI)
    The EU has reached political agreement on the Taxonomy, a key element of the Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth. This short briefing will discuss the elements of the agreement and the implications for investors.
  • PRI: Intro to reporting 2020 for service providers Recorded: Dec 17 2019 10 mins
    The PRI
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting

    Check the links below to access guides and resources:

    Data Portal:
    https://dataportal.unpri.org/



    Other resources:

    Service Provider overview and guidance:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/x/l/q/overviewandguidance2019spreportingframework_465584.pdf

    Main definitions:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/r/k/d/maindefinitionstoprireportingframework_971173_870123.pdf

    Service Provider Reporting Framework modules:
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting

    General reporting FAQs:
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting
  • PRI: Intro to reporting 2020 for investors Recorded: Dec 17 2019 14 mins
    The PRI
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting

    Check the links below to access guides and resources:

    Organisational Overview module:

    Data Portal:
    https://dataportal.unpri.org/

    About PRI assessment:
    https://www.unpri.org/signatories/about-pri-assessment



    Other resources:

    Overview and Guidance;
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/b/j/q/overviewandguidance2020_172052.pdf

    Main Definitions:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/r/k/d/maindefinitionstoprireportingframework_971173_870123.pdf

    Indicator updates & changes:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/y/m/z/2020updatesofindicatorsinvestor_747566.xlsx

    Reporting Framework modules:
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting

    General assessment methodology:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/k/g/v/pri_assessment_methodology_100277.docx

    Mock assessment report:
    https://www.unpri.org/Uploads/d/u/w/20172018mockassessmentreport_905124.pdf

    Module specific FAQs:
    https://www.unpri.org/signatories/reporting-for-signatories/reporting-framework-module-faqs

    General reporting & assessment FAQs:
    https://www.unpri.org/reporting
  • TPI Webinar: Transportation Recorded: Dec 12 2019 51 mins
    TPI
    Join us to discuss the latest release from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI). This release covers the transportation section which looks at Airlines, Autos, and the new sector of Shipping. The discussion will cover a brief overview of the TPI, the methodology and the results from these sectors. There will also be a chance for some Q&A.
  • The Inevitable Policy Response: Preparing investors for an abrupt transition Recorded: Dec 11 2019 58 mins
    PRI, Vivid Economics
    A forceful policy response to climate change within the near term is not priced into today's markets. Yet it is inevitable that governments will be forced to act more decisively than they have so far, leaving investor portfolios exposed to significant risk. The longer the delay, the more disorderly, disruptive and abrupt the policy will inevitably be.

    In anticipation, PRI, Vivid Economics and ETA have developed a pioneering project that helps investors prepare for the financial impact of an Inevitable Policy Response (IPR).

    This webinar presents the latest outputs of the project, covering:

    •The Forecast Policy Scenario - what are some of the policy assumptions and implications for the macro-economy?

    •Release of the Asset-level value stream model - which key sectors will be impacted across major asset classes?

    •How will PRI support investors?
  • What and why investors need to know about soil health Recorded: Dec 4 2019 61 mins
    Andrew Voysey (Soil Capital), Steven Rosenzweig (General Mills), Yasmine Svan (LGIM), Gemma James (PRI)
    Investors have been engaged on agricultural related topics such as deforestation, water, food security and climate but little attention has been paid to the importance of soil health and its foundational role in all of these issues, as well as with respect to supporting decent farmer livelihoods. PRI will host a webinar to raise awareness and to build the business case on why investors should pay attention to soil health. It will highlight the risks that all investors are exposed to and explore the opportunities available to them.

    The webinar will cover:
    1. Why soil health is important to companies throughout the food sector and the risks and opportunities investors are exposed to;
    2. Regenerative agriculture as one approach to improving soil health and the associated benefits for businesses and resilient communities;
    3. How investors can integrate soil health with other agriculture-related topics and what they should engage companies on which is specific to soil health.
  • Human rights due diligence and modern slavery: the case for investor action Recorded: Nov 28 2019 60 mins
    Bettina Reinboth, Head of Social Issues, PRI
    This webinar will explore how investors can play a role in pushing for more and better human rights due diligence and will focus in particular on efforts to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. Speakers from the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and from the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking will provide insights on how investors can push forward this ambitious agenda.
  • Fiduciary duty in the 21st century – from a legal case to regulatory clarificati Recorded: Nov 22 2019 5 mins
    The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation
    https://www.fiduciaryduty21.org/

    Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, a collaboration between the PRI and UNEP FI with generous financial support from The Generation Foundation, contributes an extensive evidence base to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment practice and decision-making.

    Hear from market actors themselves how governments are updating their frameworks, regulators are moving to support the updated conception of fiduciary duty, and investors are also expressing and working towards aligning economic and sustainability objectives.

    The project finds that in the 21st century there has been a marked growth in responsible investment regulation and policy around the globe. Investors that fail to incorporate ESG issues are failing their fiduciary duties and are increasingly likely to be subject to legal challenge.

    While the conceptual debate around whether ESG issues are a requirement of investor duties and obligations is now over, there are several areas where further work is required.

    Visit http://www.fiduciaryduty21.org for more details.
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