Helping pensions invest for impact

About Us
Pensions for purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment

Impact investments are investments that align with the environment and society.

We seek to empower pension funds through our online member platform, from which we deliver training, afternoon teas and events, member forums, and a unique knowledge centre.

You will benefit from our online platform that provides a knowledge centre with an extensive bank of information and case studies. You will also be able to network with peers and become empowered to make decisions on impact investment via our member forums, training workshops and events.

  • 130+ Affiliates (asset owners, trustees, independent advisers, researchers, journalists and government bodies)
  • 100+ Influencers (asset managers, investment consultants and legal firms)
  • 20+ Network Supporters (peer organisations who have a similar commitment to raising the profile of impact investment)

"Pensions for Purpose is now an integral part of the fund management industry, providing high quality expertise and training to Funds on ESG issues. They are especially good communicators, which means they really add value in interactive sessions."

  • Knowledge - limited knowledge and understanding around environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainable and impact investing.
  • Access - many investors are uncertain how to access these investments and what is available in the market.
  • Data fragmentation – investors are confronted with a multitude of measurement frameworks and limited standardisation in order to be
Why Impact?
We want to help pension funds mitigate negative impacts and seek positive impacts by understanding what they invest in and what opportunities exist in the market.

This is about balancing impact alongside risk and return factors to ensure a holistic view of investing. As we transition to a more sustainable economy the risk of doing nothing and the potential investment opportunities will only grow.

All pension fund investors have social and environmental impacts when they invest, positive or negative, intentional or unintentional.

Negative impacts could include: investing in companies with poor pay practices or that have high carbon emissions . These impacts leave companies exposed to regulatory and market risk.

Positive impacts could include: investing in companies that contribute to the green economy, that have good diversity on their board and/or produce renewable energy. These impacts create opportunities as investors and customers increasingly shift their behaviour towards more sustainable and good governance-led practices.

How can Pensions for Purpose help?
Member networking

130+ affiliate members | 2-3 afternoon teas per month | 15 key decision makers | 2 member forums launched

A peer-to-peer network sharing case studies and best practice on ESG, sustainable and impact investing. You also have the option to branch out and network across the value chain, with investment consultants and investment managers . Our Impact Investing Adopters Forum and Paris Alignment Forum are specific member networks for peers focused on investing for impact or achieving alignment with the Paris Agreement.

Knowledge platform

1000+ articles on the platform | 50+ case studies

Get access to one of the largest banks of impact investing information globally to the benefit of your pension fund and members, including white papers, case studies, blogs and third-party events.

Education and training

Introductory training workshops | Customised investment beliefs training workshops | SDG mapping advice | Setting an ESG, sustainable or impact investment strategy | Independent review of strategy and implementation

Education and training on ESG, sustainable and impact investing by seasoned professionals who have worked alongside pension funds their whole careers, understand the obstacles – and how to navigate them.

Annual awards

Annual Awards Event | Impact Investing Adopter Award | Paris Alignment Awards | Content Awards

Rewarding the most successful pension funds on impact investing and achieving Paris alignment. Rewarding Influencer members for high quality ESG, sustainable and impact investment content. All presented at Pensions for Purpose’s Annual Awards event.

About us
We are a b corp pending and profit for purpose organisation that puts our people, our members, the environment and society at the heart of everything we do.

The Pensions for Purpose team is a close-knit and committed group of experienced investment and marketing professionals that put innovative thinking into everything we do. We are collaborative, engaged and like to challenge in order to provide the best outcomes for our members.

Latest News
Thought Leadership
EU regulations helping firms transition to net zero - Invesco

How EU ESG regulations are helping firms transition to net zero and reduce climate risk.

Refreshed vision for the future of UK social impact investing to 2025 revealed…

Big Society Capital has launched its latest organisational strategy, which reveals its vision for helping to at least double the UK social impact investing market by 2025.

Thought Leadership
Series 1: Framing the climate change issue for the discerning investor…

The first paper in Earth Capital's four-part series looking at the implications and challenges that can arise from the climate change transition.

Climate Transition Award - press release - AXA Investment Managers

AXA Investment Managers launches the ‘AXA IM Climate Transition Award’.

Thought Leadership
Issuers, impact and ESG: Calvert's fixed income research process - Eaton…

Issuer commitment to overall ESG concerns varies widely. This underscores the need for granular understanding at the project and issuer level, through the kind of independent, proprietary research Calvert…

case studies

Learn more about real-life examples of impact investments adopted by asset owners.


Search our ongoing list of impact investment related events being hosted or attended by our members.

thought leadership

Read up on white papers and academic papers on impact investment.

press releases

Check out our recent press releases.


Read our members’ ongoing thoughts about all things impact investment.