15 November 2021 - Place-Based Impact Investing Forum launch event - The Time for Place

This all-stakeholder event featured an introduction from The Good Economy, followed by a panel discussion including Callum Stewart - Hymans Robertson, Charlotte O'Leary - Pensions for Purpose, George Graham - South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, Pete Gladwell - L&G and Angela Barnicle - Leeds City Council, and a closing summary from Karen Shackleton - Pensions for Purpose.

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This launch event set out the vision for institutional capital deployment in investment solutions based on place according to economic, social and environmental need.

It began with an introduction to PBII and the outcomes of the white paper - Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact - from The Good Economy. 

This was followed by a panel discussion comprising stakeholders from the PBII ecosystem – pension funds, local government, independent advisers, investment consultants and asset managers – to highlight the key challenges, barriers and solutions to creating lasting action-orientated change. Only by engaging with the complete investment chain can we collaborate to understand the demand and supply sides’ needs. Attendees then moved into breakout groups to address a number of key questions on how we move the agenda forward, the output of which will inform and shape the direction of the forum.

Karen Shackleton, Founder of Pensions for Purpose, summarised the outcomes of the breakout discussions and close out the event.


The agenda for this online interactive discussion included:

  1. Welcome from The Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, and housekeeping 
  2. Panel discussion
  3. Questions 
  4. Mixed breakout rooms moderated by our forum sponsor, Triple Point

Panel discussion speakers included:

  • Callum Stewart, Head of DC Investment, Hymans Robertson
  • Charlotte O’Leary, CEO, Pensions for Purpose
  • George Graham, South Yorkshire Pensions Authority
  • Pete Gladwell, Group Social Impact and Investment Director, L&G
  • Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration, Leeds City Council
The Good Economy speakers included:
  • Mark Hepworth, Founding Director
  • Sarah Forster, CEO

Who is the PBII Forum for?

Membership of the forum is relevant for all pension funds and other institutional asset owners, investment consultants, asset managers, related government organisations and associations interested in investing in or providing solutions for investment in place-based impact opportunities.If you are interested in joining the PBII Forum please contact Charlotte O'Leary.

To find out more about the forum, please click on the button below. To read the blog covering key discussion points from this launch event please click here

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