Session 1:
11:00 – 11:45
Working with the regulations
What does a pension fund have the freedom to do? What does law and regulations allow?

Session 2:
11:45 – 12:30
Working with consultants

  • Working within the parameters of the ISS
  • How do consultants advise clients on RI, and how can consultants help clients achieve their RI goals?
  • How can a fund match its investment strategy with the council’s political aims?
  • How can the investment pools work to implement a member fund’s RI policy?

12:30 – 13:30

Session 3:
13:30 – 14:15
Will responsible investing sacrifice returns? What are the challenges encountered when reporting on different types of investments?

  • How do you measure your responsible performance?
  • Should there be a standard methodology?
  • Can you simultaneously invest both responsibly and passively?

Session 4:
14:15 – 15:30
Open floor discussion with a panel of elected members, officers, consultants and asset managers to debate the viability of common standard for RI implementation.

  • How does a pension fund prove that it is investing responsibly?
  • How can funds be encouraged to demonstrate and measure how effective they have been at incorporating ESG factors in their investment strategies?