About our Community

Our goal is to accelerate institutional investors into investments that are good for people and the planet. The Pensions for Purpose Community allows members to learn from leaders in the impact investment industry.

We provide a trusted environment to interact, collaborate and share knowledge. Members engage in a programme of activity to shape their strategy in ESG, sustainable and impact investments.

Members of the Community benefit from collaboration and shared experiences through an extensive range of activity, including:

  • All-member events, which bring together a diverse mix of asset owners, service providers and industry experts.
  • Case-study led pension scheme and asset owner events.
  • Training workshops and pioneering member-led afternoon tea events.
  • Signposting to rich content from Pensions for Purpose and our members, including post-event resources, within the Knowledge Centre.
  • Research from Pension for Purpose's Impact Lens.

Richard Giles, Senior Director and Community Lead, discusses our plans with Charlotte O’Leary, CEO.


The Community is overseen by our Community Planning and Partnerships Group (CPPG) – comprised of our CEOChair & Founder, COOCommunity LeadTraining LeadMembership ManagerEvent Manager and Content & Marketing Manager – who meet monthly to ensure the Community’s activities are on track and reflect our members’ requirements  

The CPPG receives input from our: 

  • Advisory Group, which considers our different member types, and meets quarterly to provide feedback on our business strategy and services, including themes for Community discussion. 
  • Community Partnersleaders in ESG, sustainable and impact investing, who help us set strategic direction to cover the most important topics for our members and host break-out room discussions at our all-member events. 
  • Knowledge Partners, peer organisations who support Pensions for Purpose and have a similar commitment to raising the profile of impact investment. They help us to identify issues for discussion and deliver specialist input 

We are grateful for the support of our Partners and Community membersTo learn more about the Community and collaborating with us, please contact Richard Giles 

How to join

Individuals from a Pensions for Purpose member organisation can join the Community to share and debate topics of mutual interest.

Learn more about membership or, if you are an existing member, please contact our Membership Manager, Stephen Darlington.

Community Partners

Knowledge Partners

People and Events
26 June 2024 – The measurement of impact

Asset owner event at 10:00-11:00 BST.

People and Events
18 June 2024 – Introducing the Taskforce on Inequality and Social-related…

All-member online Community event at 15:00-16:30 BST.

People and Events
13 June 2024 – Biodiversity loss – the silent crisis

Online roundtable 10:00-11:00 BST with Federated Hermes Limited.

Latest News
Case Studies
Impact report 2023: Staying the course for a more sustainable future –…

WHEB seek to clearly communicate their sustainability investing approach and transparently demonstrate how they measure and report the impact associated with investing in the WHEB strategy.

Thought Leadership
Biodiversity and the importance of stewardship – Stewart Investors

Like many other environmental and social risks, biodiversity risks and impacts can be hard to assess as they are either hidden from the outside or occur deep in company supply chains.

Thought Leadership
PFAS – forever chemicals, forever pollution? – Candriam

Investors should expect a rise in market risk and aim for opportunities.