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United Nations Reporting Frameworks

There are a range of reporting frameworks which the United Nations support or administer. These frameworks impact a range of businesses such as investment firms, banks, corporate businesses, listed and unlisted businesses. Some frameworks are mandated in markets globally, where as others enhance transparency of risks.

ESG Impact can help you and your business understand these frameworks and create a strategy to align to them.

United Nations Frameworks:

  1. United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

  2. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  3. United Nations Principles of Responsible Banking (UN EPFI)

  4. United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

  5. Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  6. Modern Slavery Act

  7. The Equator Principles

  8. IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and Guidance Notes

  9. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Standards

  10. United Nations Social and Environmental Standards (UN SES)

United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.

 

 It works:

  • to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors;

  • to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

 

The PRI acts in the long-term interests:

  • of its signatories;

  • of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

 

The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

What are the six Principles for Responsible Investment?

The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice.

 

The Principles were developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. They have attracted a global signatory base representing a majority of the world’s professionally managed investments.
 

  • Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

  • Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.

  • Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

  • Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.

  • Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.

  • Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

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