The PRI Academy trains financial services, corporate and other professionals seeking to learn how ESG issues impact company performance, shareholder value and investment decision making.
Welcome to the PRI Academy
Leveraging the PRI’s unique expertise, industry connections and independent global perspective, the PRI Academy leads the ways in applied responsible investment training for industry professionals, delivered in a flexible and engaging online format.
Our missionOur mission is to:
- be the leading provider of ESG education and training services to key stakeholders in global investment and capital markets;
- facilitate the practical implementation of ESG consideration in investment and capital markets to benefit society at large; and achieve these goals in partnership with market leaders across industry sectors.
What are ESG issues?
Environmental: broadly speaking, environmental issues arise from, or impact, ecosystems and related services. All investment decisions ultimately depend on natural resource factors and related ecosystems.
Social: social issues impact, or arise from, the individuals or societies within which a company operates. Corporations are increasingly aware that their role in social development is not just a civic responsibility but can also benefit or adversely impact their bottom line. Companies that engage more with their internal and external stakeholders can manage a range of potential social issues more effectively.
Governance: corporate governance refers to the system by which organisations are directed and controlled. It is the process by which company objectives are established, achieved and maintained. It also includes the relations and responsibilities between a company, the environment and society. Corporate governance failures and their impact on company and shareholder value is a key consideration for investors in an increasingly complex, competitive and globalised economy.
Global training partners
The PRI Academy partners with regional organisations to enhance and promote the growth of the global responsible investment industry, reaching mature as well as emerging markets. We currently distribute training courses through the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).