COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS
The Communications and Events team share the responsible investment story with the world. They deliver the PRI’s mission and activities to the investment community and beyond, and put on events around the globe, including the flagship PRI in Person conference – the only truly global event on the responsible investment industry calendar.
PRI IN THE MEDIA
PRI spokespeople are regularly featured in international print, broadcast and trade media providing comment on topical issues relating to responsible investment. To arrange an interview with any of our spokespeople, or to be added to our press release list, please contact Joy Frascinella.
PRI IN PERSON
PRI in Person is the only truly global conference on the responsible investment industry calendar, providing a platform for PRI signatories and investment professionals to learn, network and collaborate in person over several days.
Read more and see highlights from recent editions in the PRI in Person section, and see all events on the Explore page.
The 2015 Annual Report outlines how the PRI has worked to serve our signatories in their work to implement the Principles, as well as hold our signatories and ourselves to account in the pursuit of a more sustainable global financial system.
Between July 2014 and June 2015 we:
- published nearly 1,000 Transparency Reports on the PRI website;
- started new engagements attracting 96 signatories representing US$11 trillion;
- held more than 50 events right around the world;
- met over 100 regulators, policy makers and corporate leaders to promote responsible investment;
- trained more than 200 people through the new PRI Academy;
- were featured in major media outlets more than 100 times;
- been joined by over 200 new signatories.
Download the 2015 Annual Report.
MEET THE COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS TEAM:
Joy Frascinella, Head of PR
Joy joined the PRI in August 2014. She is responsible for managing global media relations across the PRI.
Prior to joining the PRI, Joy was a freelance PR consultant working with a wide variety of international clients in the financial, professional services and technology sectors. She has 20 years of PR experience and has worked with leading investment banks including Citigroup, UBS and HSBC as well as law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lovells and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Before moving into PR, she spent 10 years as a freelance journalist, writing for publications including the Washington Post in the US and the NewScientist in London.
Joy holds a B.S. degree from Barry University in Florida and did post-graduate work in journalism at Emerson College in Boston.
Mark Kolmar, Editor
Mark joined the PRI in January 2015. He oversees the writing, editing and production of all PRI content and manages major outreach projects such as the Annual Report.
Mark previously worked at Reuters as Editorial Projects Manager and as Online Editor, at Thomson Financial as Online Editor and as a reporter, and at Euromoney as a reporter and a graduate trainee.
Mark holds a degree in English from the University of Cambridge.
Alessandro Boaretto, Design and Brand Manager
Alessandro joined the PRI in July 2013. He oversees use of the PRI brand and creates visual assets for publications, event materials, presentations, videos and the PRI website.
Before joining the PRI, Alessandro worked for twelve years as a graphic designer for typographic companies and specialised graphic and marketing service providers around Italy, Switzerland and the UK.
Alessandro holds a diploma in Graphic Design & Communication and a certificate in web design & multimedia.
Laura James, Head of Events Logistics
Laura joined the PRI in May 2013. She oversees the logistics of PRI in Person and all other PRI events.
Laura was previously the Events Operations Manager for the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Over 15 years, she has worked within the not-for-profit, corporate and commercial sectors at organisations including Freshfields, Nuffield Trust, the British Institute of Radiology, Brintex and Praxity.
Laura holds a BA from the University of Winchester and Managing Safely in the Exhibition and Events Industry IOSH certification.
James Barrett, Events & Content
James joined the PRI in March 2016. He is responsible for the delivery of the PRI's Signatory Engagment - Global Workshop Series and partner events.
James joined the PRI from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a global professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide, where he directed the CIArb’s worldwide centenary celebrations and publications, including global conferences in London, Hong Kong and Zambia. Prior to the CIArb, James was Head of Events at the Work & Skills Institute, delivering their annual programme across the UK, Europe and the US.
Heidi Aho, Junior Editor
Heidi joined the PRI in February 2016. She edits reports and online content, and produces copy for the PRI’s global e-newsletters and email campaigns.
Heidi was previously the Senior Editor (Communications) at an autism charity, specialising in political and fundraising campaigns across all channels. Prior to that she was placed at a children’s charity as part of CharityWorks graduate scheme.
Heidi is an alumni of the University of Leiden and the University of Cambridge, and translates into English from both Dutch and Finnish.