Impact Investing Adopters Forum

The Impact Investing Adopters Forum is a member forum of pension funds, investment consultants and fiduciary managers at the forefront of sustainable finance. Adopters have committed to the Impact Investing Institute’s Impact Investing Principles – and advancing the impact investing agenda. The Forum is run by Pensions for Purpose in partnership with the Impact Investing Institute to advance the Principles, share best practice and encourage more pension funds to invest with a positive social and environmental impact.

Members of the forum benefit from the following:

  • A unique peer network where members can share experiences in pursuing impact investing
  • Being at the forefront of a growing area of investment opportunities
  • A quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to quarterly events
  • Case study and research material
  • Entry into the Impact Investing Adopters Award which will be presented at Pensions for Purpose's Annual Awards event  

To join the Forum please complete the form here.

What are the Impact Investing Principles?

Many pensions schemes want to reduce negative impacts and risks like carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, poor governance and inequality that arise from and impact their portfolio. Going one step further, more and more pension funds are interested in investment opportunities that have a positive impact on the environment and society but which also secure a competitive financial return.

The Principles provide an accessible introduction to impact investing and the concrete steps pension schemes can take to pursue an impact investing strategy, as well as helpful further resources. They were designed, in consultation with leading practitioners and with input from key stakeholders (pension funds, investment consultants and managers as well as member associations), to address the growing need for best practice guidelines on how to set, implement, review and measure an impact strategy. The Principles represent a dynamic template given that impact investing is an evolving area, and they will be updated based on what we learn and develop from the Forum as well as other initiatives and partnerships.

Detailed information on the Principles and the work of the Impact Investing Institute can be found here:
Pensions with impact - Impact Investing Institute

In summary, the Impact Investing Principles are:

Impact Investing Institute

What commitments do Adopters have to make?

Pension funds and investment consultants / fiduciary managers who become adopters are required to sign up to a set of commitment statements in relation to the Principles. They must demonstrate action in at least one area within six months of adopting the Principles and recommit on an annual basis.

Adopter’s statement for investment consultants and fiduciary managers

Adopter’s statement for pension funds

Become a Supporter

You can become a supporter if you are an industry body or an organisation that works with pensions and would like to support our Principles.

Supporter's statement

Pension Scheme Adopters

Clwyd Pension Fund

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

Surrey Pension Fund

Investment Consultant and Fiduciary Manager Adopters

Barnett Waddingham

Gordian Advice


Kempen Capital Management



Organisations that want to demonstrate endorsement of the Principles and which will actively promote the Principles among their members/network

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

World Benchmarking Alliance

People and Events
24 March 2021 - Impact Investing Adopters Forum - Principle 1 - Set impactful…

Introduced by Pensions for Purpose and the Impact Investing Institute, this virtual investor roundtable was hosted by Narina Mnatsakanian and Marjoleine van der Peet from Kempen Capital Management, one…

Impact Investing Adopters Forum – Impact Investing Principles for Pensions…

Discussion topics from Pensions for Purpose’s first Impact Investing Adopter Forum (IIAF) event, run in partnership with the Impact Investing Institute and hosted by Kempen Capital Management