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Event Date Wed Sep 22 UTC (29 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Sep 22 5:30am - Wed Sep 22 8:20am
Location Virtual
Virtual Event
Region All

The recent government pledge to be neutral by 2050 has not only set the already accelerating focus on ESG, but also triggered many other aspects as we begin to build a post-covid world. New regulatory requirements, such as the Statement for Investment Principles, make genuine ESG initiatives a matter of necessity rather than a tick box exercise. But how can trustees make sure they are not investing in 'greenwash'? Beyond the investment side of things, schemes need to find more effective ways of engaging with members on ESG related matters. Members may also have specific requests that can often contradict one another based on personal preference. How do trustees ensure members are catered to?

A wave of new rules are also coming into force which are forcing scheme managers to up their game on ESG investing. A Financial Times journalist will host a special session looking at how schemes are adapting to recent legislative changes on ESG reporting, and the challenges and issues they face in meeting new requirements. We will look at the experience overseas to see where the ESG may further develop.

The FT, Pensions Expert and an expert panel of speakers will delve further into these issues in a virtual event which will include an update on new regulatory requirements and how to comply, troubleshooting problems in ESG investing and how to build on its success to engage with members.

Who Should Attend?
• Trustees
• Scheme Managers
• Chief Financial Officers
• Finance Directors
• Group Pension Directors
• Heads of Ethical and Sustainable Investment
• C-Suite professionals, Senior Directors and decision-makers in charge of pension schemes


2021 Speakers

Brendan Walshe
Investment Consultant, The Pensions Regulator

Chris Flood
FTFM Reporter, Financial Times

Henry Smith
Editor, Analysis, Global, MandateWire

Jamie Broderick
Director and Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute

Jessie Wilson
Professional Trustee, Dalriada Trustees

Karen Shackleton
Founder and Director, Pensions for Purpose

Lesley Alexander
President, The Pensions Management Institute

Maria Espadinha
Editor, Financial Times

Michael Marshall
Head of Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen

Philipp Aeby
CEO and Co-Founder, RepRisk

Stephanie Hawthorne
Pensions Expert Freelance Contributor, Freelance

Sponsors & Partners


• RepRisk