The PRI Academy is the global leader in online responsible investment training. Our courses efficiently train investment and related professionals on how ESG issues impact company performance, shareholder value and investment decision making.
Welcome to the PRI Academy
As a part of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the PRI Academy leverages the PRI’s unique expertise, industry connections and independent global perspective to create practical and applied courses based on the latest thinking in responsible investment.
Since inception in 2014 the Academy has trained over 12,000 investment professionals across more than 80 countries.
Why train with us?
Responsible investment is a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions and active ownership. Expertise in this is area is no longer optional, It is essential – to reduce risk and enhance returns, to create sustainable financial markets and to contribute to a more prosperous world for all.In a rapidly evolving and competitive investment landscape, industry professionals who lack the skills to invest responsibly, or who choose to ignore the materiality of ESG factors in investing, are at a disadvantage. The PRI Academy addresses the pervasive skills-gap and lack of industry training on ESG issues and responsible investment.
To successfully achieve this, the PRI Academy:
- leverages PRI expertise and authority as the global leader in responsible investment, with over 4,000 signatories to date;
- takes a global approach to researching best practices by consulting leading practitioners and academics from the PRI’s expansive network; and
- gathers feedback from PRI signatories and industry practitioners to create applied training that directly addresses industry needs.
What do we offer?
The PRI Academy courses feature content from leading international experts, practical case studies, financial modelling, and have been designed to help maximise the practical application of key ESG concepts in a convenient timeframe.
The courses are delivered in a flexible and engaging online format to fit around the schedules of busy professionals. With models, frameworks and inspiring calls to action, the courses materials can be easily assimilated into learners’ investment practices.
Courses can also be customised to include introductions, mission statements and company-specific content or case-studies to integrate seamlessly with an organisation’s existing training programmes or responsible investment strategy.
Our missionThe PRI Academy’s mission is to be the leading provider of high-quality and innovative responsible investment training worldwide, helping fulfil the PRI’s Blueprint aim of convening and educating responsible investors.
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).
More than 1500 of my colleagues have completed training with PRI Academy, ensuring they have an extensive understanding of ESG issues and helping ABN AMRO to meet its sustainable investment targets.
The PRI Academy is an essential resource for organisations who aspire to an inclusive sustainability strategy for their employees, shareholders, customers, and suppliers. The PRI Academy is one of the key elements in our toolbox that facilitates differentiated learning, from introductory to advanced, for every member of our team.
PRI Academy is a long-term partner, providing training on RI and the investment process. Their courses use real-life case studies to illustrate the materiality of ESG issues, helping our employees further in their understanding of the market and our clients' needs. Academy courses are part of our onboarding and internal training programs for all employees, and they are highly appreciated and well used.
We see it as our fiduciary duty to help our clients to have an ambitious RI philosophy and we advise our clients to translate this to their investment portfolio. To achieve this, we find it important that all employees of the fiduciary value chain understand what RI it is about, why is important and what the important elements to consider are. Therefore, we have invited all our employees to do this course, and this was very well received!