About us

Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC) is Europe’s largest independent corporate governance and shareholder advisory consultancy with over 25 years experience in providing proxy research services to institutional investors on governance and other ESG issues.


Since its creation by pension funds in 1986, PIRC has been a pioneer and champion of good corporate governance in the UK and has grown into a globally recognised expert in the field.


PIRC is independent in ownership and orientation. We believe that any consulting relationship with the companies we analyse would present a fundamental conflict of interest. As a result PIRC is able to take a robust, independent and un-conflicted view of the companies in which our clients invest.


PIRC’s range of services is designed to facilitate and support responsible capital stewardship by long-term investors. PIRC is dedicated to help clients effectively exercise their shareowner rights and to identify and mitigate governance risk in their portfolios. Our services are built on incisive, independent research, comprehensive data and extensive engagement with both companies and market participants.


We are proud of our diverse client base, which encompasses major institutional shareholders, such as some of the largest pension funds and asset managers, along with faith-based investors, trade unions and other responsible investors.