17 November 2021 - Pensions for Purpose Content Awards 2021

Pensions for Purpose is delighted to award its Influencer members for best-in-class content this year.

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Presented at its recent Awards event, the shortlisted content was judged by Affiliate members:

  • David Brown, Smart Pension Master Trust
  • Monique Mathys-Graaff, Senior Adviser and Public Markets Lead
  • Neil Mason, Surrey County Council
  • Leslie Robb, Independent Adviser

Articles were assessed for clarity, originality, educational insight, presentation and relevance for pensions funds.

There were eight categories being awarded for different types of content posted on the platform:

  • Best Client-Led Innovation
  • Best Impact Report
  • Best ESG/Sustainable Investment Report
  • Best Social Impact Thought Leadership
  • Best Environmental Impact Thought Leadership
  • Best Case Study
  • Best Blog
  • Best Strategy Thought Leadership

The winners were:

Best Client-Led Innovation
The Good Economy for ‘Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact’.
Judges' feedback - “Excellent in-depth paper on the opportunities and current barriers to place based investing. The paper is clearly presented and supplemented with good examples of LGPS investment opportunities which will make useful reading for those in the wider pensions industry.”

Best Impact Report
Big Issue Invest for ‘Building a world that works for everyone - Big Issue Invest Impact Report 2019/2020’.
Judges' feedback - “Excellent mix of detail and honest assessment of impact performance. Really great educational insights pertaining to broad range of relevant and contextualised sustainability topics. And it is done without the jargon so very user friendly.”

Best ESG/Sustainable Investment Report
Kempen Capital Management for ‘Annual Stewardship and Sustainable Investment Report 2020’.
Judges' feedback - “A thorough sustainability report blending a mix of educational insight and transparency of stewardship activities. Easy to follow with a good mix of text, links to more in depth analysis and visuals including a good introductory video. Recommended reading for a pension trustee. Liked the approach taken to scoring companies as either a contributor or obstructor to the SDGs.”

Best Social Impact Thought Leadership
Whitehelm Capital, an Investment Manager of Fidante Partners for ‘Human misery - the challenges and possibilities of modern slavery disclosure’.
Judges' feedback - “Very compelling description of topic and with practical solutions. Great usage of examples and layers of negative impacts to be considered.”

Best Environmental Impact Thought Leadership
DWS Group for ‘A transformational framework for water risk’.
Judges' feedback - “Good originality with recommendations for consideration.”

Best Case Study
WHEB for ‘Deliveroo – bad timing, bad ESG, or just a bad idea?’
Judges' feedback - “A perfect case study - practical, well argued, clear benefits.”

Best Blog
Redington for ‘SDGs and renewable infrastructure’.
Judges' feedback - “This blog is a well presented and original explanation of renewable investment strategies. It builds on this to provide valuable insight into the link to the SDG framework. It is a highly relevant area for Funds.”

Best Strategy Thought Leadership
Amundi for ‘Temperature scores: an innovative tool for ESG fundamental investors’.
Judges' feedback - “A well presented, forward looking and pragmatic piece. Highly relevant to Funds.”

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