The centre is the TPI’s academic partner. It developed the assessment framework and hosts the online tool.
Established in 2008 by the LSE, within which it operates, it is a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research on climate change and its impact on the environment. Its purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding in this area, promote better informed decision-making on the topic, and educate and train new generations of researchers through its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The LSE is a part of the University of London and one of the world’s top research universities. With over 10,000 students and 3,300 staff from over 150 countries, it is recognised internationally for the quality and rigour of its teaching and research.
FTSE Russell is the TPI’s data partner. It is a leading global provider of benchmarking, analytics solutions and indices. Owned by the London Stock Exchange Group, it operates the well-known UK FTSE 100 Index, as well as numerous other indices used by investors, fund managers and consultants globally.
For the TPI, a subset of FTSE Russell’s ESG ratings are used, measuring the environmental, social and governance controls and performance of over 4,100 companies, and enabling evaluation of the management quality framework within each.
A case study by FTSE Russell about the TPI can be found here
The PRI is an international network of investors implementing the six Principles for Responsible Investment and provides supporter coordination and communication to the TPI. It works independently to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its global network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.
The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. It is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.