The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Commodities: An overview of best practices across commodity-exposed asset classes

“The responsible investor’s guide to commodities” concludes a multi-year project sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact Secretariat. The goal of this work was to improve the understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in commodity investments with a view to identifying and promoting best practice in this area.

The best practice recommendations proposed in this report result from
extensive engagement with institutional investors and other stakeholders that are active across the spectrum of commodity investments.


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Standards and guidelines development

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Europe: Switzerland

Global issues

Trade and development

Business sectors