How is ESG reshaping the world of pensions and investments? event series
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) should be embedded into every organisation’s business purpose and strategy. Your organisation’s ESG rating is critical to attracting investment and in determining who you do business with in future, so it is vitally important that your investors, clients, shareholders and other stakeholders understand your commitment to ensuring resilience, sustainability, data security and fair treatment of your workforce.
Join us for a three-part event series to encourage debate and exchange ideas and perspectives on the practical reality of ESG in the pensions/investment industry. Held in association with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative as part of its Path to COP26 campaign, each session, chaired by a Shepherd and Wedderburn specialist, will feature a panel of leading figures from the pensions and investment sector, who will discuss their experience of ESG, and focus on a different aspect of the pensions and investment landscape.
Tuesday 20 April 2021: The reality of ESG
Louisa Knox, a partner from our pensions team, will be joined by Jennifer O'Neill, Senior Investment Consultant for ESG & Responsible Investment at Aon, and Alistair Byrne, Head of EMEA Pensions and Retirement Strategy at State Street Global Advisors.
This ‘myth-busting’ session will focus on the real world impact ESG issues have had on pension schemes and on businesses including:
- how consultants are meeting the challenge of new pension scheme reporting duties, and how trustees are balancing their duty to seek returns against member demands for ESG action;
- the additional disclosure requirements that are coming into force and how these will be managed;
- practical ways that pension scheme trustees can take advantage of the investment opportunities presented by ESG issues and the green recovery; and
- the litigation risk where ESG is not factored into investment decisions.
Further events in How is ESG reshaping the world of pensions and investments? series
- Tuesday 4 May 2021: Consumer demands and opportunities
- Wednesday 19 May 2021: The investor/investee relationship
Each event in the series qualifies for CPD. Click here for further information.