PGGM was one of the first signatories to the ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ (PRI), on 27 April 2006. The Principles define the framework for PGGM’s activities relating to responsible investment and inform the advice it provides for its client, in the belief that financial returns and social returns are not incompatible.
The Principles were developed by a group of leading institutional investors in close cooperation with the United Nations. PGGM, which has been involved from the start, sees signature of the Principles as a significant declaration of intent to make further advances in responsible investment and uses them as a policy guideline in advising its client and providing asset management on its client’s behalf.
The Principles for Responsible Investment are: