Pensions for Purpose is a collaborative initiative of impact managers, pension funds, social enterprises and others involved or interested in impact investment.
Our aim is to promote understanding of impact investment by effectively sharing news stories, blogs, case studies, academic research and thought leadership papers and acting as a first port of call for journalists seeking comment on impact investment-related issues.
Pensions for Purpose is run by Karen Shackleton and Stephanie Windsor. They are supported by an Oversight Committee of Influencer members who meet quarterly.
Stephanie has worked with institutional investment firms for over 20 years and currently provides executive support to a number of organisations in this space.
She was previously a founder member and Business Manager at SVG Investment Managers, and an Executive Assistant and Team Leader at UBS Global Asset Management.
She has also worked as an Office and Events Manager, and journalist.
Our Influencer members are investment managers involved in impact investment (either for part or all of their business), trade bodies, consultants and others involved in impact investment who wish to post content on our website.
Influencer members can share (via links to their own website or PDF) thought leadership, case studies, blogs or event details that discuss issues surrounding impact investment. Influencers choose whether to post content accessible by anyone or limited to Affiliate members only. There is a small, annual fee for Influencer members.
Our Affiliate members include asset owners, government bodies, independent advisers and journalists.
While much of the information on our website is publicly available, an advantage of becoming an Affiliate member is that you can access exclusive, Affiliate-only material.
There are search features that allow you to find content on specific topics, and you can receive alerts of our press releases plus a regular e-mail updating you of new content on the website. Membership is free of charge to Affiliates.
Impact investing case study
Impact investing is ready to enter the mainstream. According to research by JP Morgan, demand for such strategies could reach $1 trillion by 2020...
The mainstream media likes to report stories with drama. A ‘punch-up’ between fund managers and company executives over CEO remuneration makes for a good headline. But it doesn’t always have to be this…
Ben Kluftinger, Senior Analyst at WHEB, looks at one of their portfolio holdings to highlight how impact investing needn't just be good for society and the environment, but how it can also be a good investment.