Aligning pension funds and corporate climate ambitions


29 Jun 2021


8:30 am - 9:30 am

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More and more businesses are setting out climate strategies but have their boards considered where their pension fund investments fit in?

Where pension funds are invested is increasingly becoming a major concern for businesses, employees and their stakeholders. This event for non-executive directors and pension trustees will explore how pension schemes can align with a business’s climate goals. If this is something that you haven’t yet discussed in your boardroom, now is the time to start having informed conversations.

Earlier this year the UK’s Pension Schemes Act received Royal Assent, paving the way for fundamental change to the UK pensions landscape. The Government is aiming to ensure the pensions industry has a part to play in the UK’s transition to a net zero future. The Act introduced new requirements for governance and disclosure in relation to climate change risk and opportunities.

But what does this mean in practice?

During this event we will discuss:
– The new requirements under the Pension Schemes Act and the practicalities of meeting them
– Opportunities for collaboration between non-executive directors and pension trustees to embed climate disclosure within pension schemes, aligning with the climate goals of businesses
– Different options for raising awareness on this topic.

There will be a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session.

We are running the event in partnership with the Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, as part of London Climate Action Week (LCAW). LCAW is the largest independent climate change event in Europe and brings together world-leading climate professionals to find practical solutions to climate change.

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Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge