The Next Frontier in Responsible Investment


The report, A Legal Framework for Impact: sustainability impact in investor decision-making, authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and commissioned by PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, provides ground-breaking legal analysis on the extent to which legal frameworks enable investors to consider impact in their activities across 11 jurisdictions: the EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, UK and the US.

The report also provides an extensive suite of options for policymakers wishing to facilitate investing for sustainability impact, including changing investors’ legal duties and discretions, such as allowing the pursuit of sustainability goals as long as financial return goals are prioritised, and a presumption in favour of investor collaboration in tackling sustainability challenges.


Find all upcoming and past events on the report and project “A Legal Framework for Impact” here.


Substantive issues related to the content of  “A Legal Framework for Impact” project are discussed in various podcast episodes posted on the PRI podcast channel. Find them all here.


Find all articles and blogs on “A Legal Framework for Impact” which cover a range of issue areas across the industry here.