Key points from the training:
Our attendees and their questions:
We had a mix of pension fund asset owners, investment consultants and advisers join us for this training workshop. Some were well acquainted with the terminology and some were coming to this with no prior knowledge. Questions centred around:
We have armed our attendees with the knowledge and information to reflect on their investment beliefs, to take this to their trustee boards and investment committees for further consultation, to consider becoming an adopter of the Impact Investing Principles for Pensions, and to ask their investment adviser/consultant to help them on their journey.
We will continue to offer these training workshops to ensure we fulfil our mission of getting more capital to flow towards impact investments.
Delegates found the training relevant and helpful, with the session rated “Excellent” overall. Key takeaways included an enhanced understanding of the overall framework and the spectrum of capital, and a realisation that this is a fast-moving space, and that investment thinking is shifting along the spectrum of capital. Feedback was positive, with one delegate responding: “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.” Another observed that the session was: “An excellent analysis with which to approach climate change and investment choices.”
Are you a pension fund trustee, manager, CIO, professional adviser?
We would like you to join Pensions for Purpose as an Affiliate member so we can invite you to further events and training opportunities - Affiliate Application | Pensions For Purpose. If you are interested in joining another impact investment training workshop, please contact Charlotte O’Leary.