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 Partner

People and Events
30 April 2024 – Green energy debt – predictable income with a positive…

Join us from 09:30-10:30 BST for an online morning coffee with Berenberg

People and Events
26 March 2024 – Performing and transforming – how institutional capital…

Join us from 09:30-10:30 GMT for an online morning coffee with Octopus Investments.

People and Events
18 March 2024 – Shariah investing: the importance of tayyib

Join us from 14:00-15:00 GMT for an online afternoon tea with Jupiter Asset Management.

People and Events
4 March 2024 – Interpreting fiduciary duties

Join us from 11:00-12:00 GMT for an online event co-organised by Pensions for Purpose, Phoenix Group and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

People and Events
21 February 2024 – Should defined benefit pension schemes run on for longer…

All-member Community event

Thought Leadership
Sustainability Disclosure Requirements: a practical guide for investors…

The roll-out of new measures related to Sustainability Disclosure Requirements will begin in May when anti-greenwashing rules come into effect. Ahead of then, Fidelity International's sustainable investing…

Thought Leadership
The big contribution: how DC pension schemes can build a brighter future…

Private assets can make a big contribution to DC pension schemes by enhancing the quality of member retirements, while helping to contribute to a more sustainable planet.

Thought Leadership
Global sustainable equities: equal footing – Jupiter Asset Management

The Jupiter Global Sustainable Equities team discusses the benefits of investing in companies which are better enabling equality in the workplace.

Thought Leadership
Digital payments in the mobility industry – where and how to play next?…

Emerging markets are leading the way in digital payments for mobility due to increased market potential and payments readiness.

Thought Leadership
Big Issue Invest 2023 Impact Report

Big Issue Invest releases its annual impact report.