Also, after adding more than 200 new signatories during the past year—including Harvard
University's endowment, the first university endowment in the US to become a signatory—the PRI also
announced that its total number of signatories is now 1,265. Of that total, 194 are headquartered
in the US: 22 asset owners, 139 investment managers, and 33 professional service partners.
Asset owners and investment manager signatories to the PRI are required to complete lengthy
responsible investment (RI) transparency reports, which are available on the organization's
website. Since the PRI is a voluntary organization and adherence to its Six Principles is aspirational,
investors seeking to ensure that their investment practices are sustainable will find a wealth of
information with which to compare and contrast the activities of asset owners and investment
"The updated figures come after analysis of the most rigorous data set on global
responsible investment activity ever collected by the PRI," Managing Director Fiona Reynolds said.
"The closure of the first reporting round under our new framework saw more than 800 investors
disclose how they are implementing the PRI’s six Principles across their portfolios to help create
a more sustainable financial system."
The PRI's announcement did not offer information on
the number of signatories that might have been delisted during the past year. In 2012, the
organization announced that 61 signatories had been delisted during the previous year, although it
was unclear to what extent failing to implement the principles had a role. "Signatories are
delisted if they do not pay the mandatory annual membership fee or participate in the annual
reporting and assessment process, or if they choose to voluntarily leave the Initiative," the
organization stated at the time.