Paris Alignment Forum

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The Paris Alignment Forum
is an industry-wide member forum hosted by Pensions for Purpose to facilitate meaningful industry discussions on how to achieve Paris Alignment or net zero in pension fund portfolios.

The forum operates on a quarterly cycle of:

  • Keynote presentations followed by small group breakout discussions
  • Training opportunities
  • Peer-to-peer meetings for pension funds and other asset owners to share experiences, discuss challenges and learn from other asset owners
  • Opportunities to connect with climate action experts
  • Signposting to relevant content on our platform
  • Afternoon Tea discussions relevant to this agenda
  • Quarterly newsletters with relevant updates and information
We signpost to relevant thought leadership content on our platform using a "Paris Alignment Forum" tag. You can read all relevant articles on this important agenda by clicking here.

"Addressing the transition to a low carbon economy, is one of the most urgent and challenging of investment responsibilities that fiduciaries face. The Paris Alignment Forum provide access, discussion and engagement with the leaders in this space, and a genuine forum to share ideas and review challenges together."
Nick Spencer, Gordian Advice (member of the Paris Alignment Forum).

Membership of the forum is free of charge, although there are sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to lead on this important debate, including:
  • Sponsorship of the forum: £6,000 per annum plus VAT. Multiple sponsors permitted. Sponsor’s logo and a link to their website will appear on the main forum page and in every quarterly newsletter. Sponsor can act as a moderator in the breakout room discussions. Sponsor will be invited to write a comment in the quarterly newsletter. Relevant events offered by the sponsor will also be featured in the quarterly newsletter.
  • Sponsorship of quarterly full stakeholder meeting: £3,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear in the relevant quarterly newsletter, on the event invitation, in the post on the platform and on social media (subject to your media preferences). Keynote speaker at the meeting. Opportunity to join different breakout rooms during the discussion to answer questions.
  • Sponsorship of training opportunities: £3,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event invitation and in the quarterly newsletter. Social media to advertise the training (subject to preferences). Sponsor will provide the training session with branded material. Pensions for Purpose will introduce the session and moderate Q&A.
  • Sponsorship of Afternoon Tea: £3,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event invitation and in the quarterly newsletter. Social media to advertise the event (subject to sponsor's media preferences). Opportunity for two speakers to frame the discussion. Pensions for Purpose will introduce the session and moderate Q&A.

Discounts are available for sponsorship of multiple modules (eg. forum sponsorship plus one afternoon tea, or three afternoon teas). Please note that sponsorship is payable in advance. Forum sponsorship is payable quarterly in advance.

To join the Forum please investigate our membership options here. For more information please email Mike Rogers at [email protected].

Sponsors of our events

Federated Hermes

Gresham House


Natixis Investment Managers


People and Events
23 June 2021 - Paris Alignment Forum All stakeholder event: the Transition…

Pensions for Purpose held its quarterly all-stakeholder member-only event at 2.30 p.m. on 23 June 2021 when Stephen Barrie, Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board,…

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14 June 2021 - Pensions for Purpose Paris Alignment Forum asset-owner-only…

A virtual Chatham House discussion for pension funds developing climate action policies, with guest speaker David Brown of Smart Pension.

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24 May 2021 - Pensions for Purpose Paris Alignment Forum training - emissions…

This was an entry level training course on climate change basics for business and finance covering emissions and investment, delivered by Professor Mark Shackleton of Lancaster University.

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report 2021…

This report describes AXA IM's responsible investment initiatives. Its intention is two-fold: to comply with mandatory disclosure requirements related to the French 'Article 173 VI' decree and to adhere…

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The summer of net zero (podcast) - LCP

'Investment Uncut' podcast.

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Decarbonising the energy sector with hydrogen - Gowling WLG

How is hydrogen evolving as part of the energy mix and what role can it play in supporting energy decarbonisation? And, what are the main barriers to hydrogen becoming a significant component of future…