26 January 2022 - 10.00-11.30 GMT - Place-Based Impact Investing Forum all-stakeholder event - Mapping the market in a land of impact investment opportunities

An all-stakeholder online event with Callum Stewart, Head of DC Investment at Hymans Robertson, and Sarah Forster and David Greenwood of The Good Economy.

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Pensions for Purpose is delighted to invite Place-Based Impact Investing Forum members to its next online all-stakeholder member-only event at 10:00 on 26 January 2022. This is our quarterly all-stakeholder discussion.

In a conversation with Karen Shackleton, Callum Stewart of Hymans Robertson will discuss how pension funds can scope the impact market and identify suitable opportunities, when considering a place-based impact investment allocation.

Sarah Forster and David Greenwood of The Good Economy will then present their plan to develop a market information platform that will aim to create a deeper and more liquid PBII market with a lower barrier to entry and higher number of participants. A key adoption challenge is that the PBII marketplace is nascent and mainstream capital allocators, their risk consultants, and capital seekers lack knowledge and information on impact investing opportunities.

We will go into smaller group breakout discussions to discuss the knowledge and information barriers and test out market demand, for a platform that will enable participants to keep track of the PBII ecosystem and increase the scale of investment into PBII opportunities. Your responses will feed into the research being undertaken by The Good Economy.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for anyone involved in the governance or management of pension fund assets or other pools of assets, asset managers and other stakeholders actively engaged and interested in the PBII opportunity. For example, trustees of corporate defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, LGPS pensions managers and committee members, in-house pension teams, legal, actuarial and investment advisers, asset managers particularly in private capital markets, other investment service providers, local government representatives and other stakeholders involved in developing PBII opportunities. 


The agenda for this online interactive discussion will be as follows:

  • Welcome from Pensions for Purpose and housekeeping.
  • Conversation between Karen Shackleton, Pensions for Purpose and Callum Stewart, Hymans Robertson.
  • Presentation by Sarah Forster and David Greenwood, The Good Economy, on the concept of a PBII market information platform.
  • Questions.
  • Mixed breakout rooms moderated by our forum sponsors, Triple Point, to discuss the following key questions:
    • What do you think are the main challenges you face when trying to allocate or raise capital for impact investment opportunities?
    • How might these be overcome? Would an information platform help?
    • What types of information might be helpful to an asset owner and other market participants when considering an impact opportunity e.g. financial risk and return information, impact information?
  • Return to main meeting – sharing of key insights


Please register for this event at this link. Delegates will be sent dial-in details after registering for the event. If you are not already a member, you will also be invited to register as a Place-Based Impact Investing Forum Member. Membership is free and you will receive regular updates about Place-Based Impact Investing Forum activities.

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