Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Principles for Responsible Investment

As a signatory of the UN-supported "Principles for Responsible Investment", the University reports its responsible investment progress annually.

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Since January 2013, the University has been a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, known as the 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.

Six Principles for Responsible Investment

The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that we follow to incorporate ESG issues into investment practice.

PRI's six Principles for Responsible Investment

  • 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.

Note: Adoption of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is part of our commitment to the PRI. In 2018, the PRI introduced TCFD-aligned indicators to its Reporting Framework on a voluntary basis which we participated in. Other research and teaching activities at the University also connect to the recommendations of the TCFD.  

PRI reports and updates

As a signatory, we report to the PRI annually on what progress we are making to invest more responsibly. 

November 2020: University scores "straight As" in 2020 Responsible Investment report

December 2019: University is founding member in new Responsible Investment network for Universities

September 2019: University recognised for responsible investment excellence in PRI Leaders' Group 2019

August 2019: University scores "straight As" in 2019 Responsible Investment report

June 2018: PRI report 2018

More information

In addition to responsible investment, we report quarterly and annual on a whole range of Social and Civic Responsibility activities. 

Governance, Publications & Reports