There is an important role that pensions can have in aligning members investment to a more sustainable world. The upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 15 summit in December 2022, will focus minds on urgent environmental challenges such as natural capital and biodiversity loss. This session offered a deep dive into how active managers are ideally placed, through fundamental analysis, to take a forward-looking view on sustainability, focusing on real world outcomes rather than ratings. This analysis supports alignment of portfolios that minimise impact on the environment while supporting value creation for society – all while seeking the returns that we need for our long-term savings.
This was be followed by a roundtable discussion with Q&A and shared insights, moderated by Karen Shackleton of Pensions for Purpose.
Who was this event for?
This event was opened to pension funds, professional trustees, independent advisers, consultants, government representatives and fiduciary managers.
Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, Investment Manager, Global Sustainable Equities,
Jupiter Asset Management
Abbie Llewellyn-Waters is an Investment Manager in the Global Sustainable Equities team. Since joining Jupiter in 2006, Abbie has dedicated her investment career to sustainable investing, with her team building and designing a rigorous investment framework that embeds all stakeholders into fundamental stock analysis.
The Impact Investing Adopters Forum
The Impact Investing Adopters Forum is a member forum of pension funds, investment consultants and fiduciary managers at the forefront of sustainable finance. Adopters have committed to the Impact Investing Institute’s Impact Investing Principles – and advancing the impact investing agenda. The Forum is run by Pensions for Purpose in partnership with the Impact Investing Institute to advance the principles, share best practice and encourage more pension funds to invest with a positive social and environmental impact.
To join the Impact Investing Adopters Forum please email Charlotte O’Leary.
The Paris Alignment Forum
The Paris Alignment Forum was established by Pensions for Purpose to help pension funds and other asset owners on their journey towards alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We do this by sharing climate-related thought leadership written by our Influencer members (asset managers, consultants and lawyers), by running free training workshops for trustees and by engaging in industry-wide conversation through our quarterly all-stakeholder and asset-owner events.
To join the Paris Alignment Forum please email Karen Shackleton.
Pensions for Purpose
Pensions for Purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment. Our aim is to empower pension funds to seek positive impact opportunities and mitigate negative impact risks. For more information please email Charlotte O'Leary.