13 October 2022 – Impact Investing Adopters Forum all-stakeholder online event with Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Tikehau Capital

The impact investment evidence session: how are your investment consultants and fiduciary managers faring on embedding impact investment?

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In this quarterly Impact Investing Adopters Forum all-stakeholder session Pensions for Purpose provided a summary of what third parties are doing to support pension funds on the Impact Investing Principles for Pensions. This was based on an evidence gathering exercise Pensions for Purpose had concluded to understand what investment consultants and fiduciary managers are offering to their clients. This exercise will form an annual assessment to chart and encourage progress in relation to the Principles.

The session also welcomed new forum sponsor Goldman Sachs Asset Management, who discussed their current and future plans on the embedding of impact into their fiduciary management offering.

Tikehau Capital then showcased how pension funds can deploy capital into impact focused private market investments, such as regenerative agriculture.

Q&A followed, moderated by Charlotte O’Leary of Pensions for Purpose.

Who was this event for?

Anyone involved in the governance of pension funds or other asset pools at a Trustee Board or executive level either as a decision-maker or as a practitioner.

Speaker biographies

Mike Rogers, Senior Consultant, Pensions for Purpose

George GrahamMike is a qualified actuary and investment specialist. He has a 30-year career in pensions and investment advising on both the asset and liability side. He has worked as a consultant and within an in-house investment team. As interim CIO for the HSBC Pension Scheme he helped develop the fund’s climate strategy and governance processes. He is currently a director of Investment Governance Services Limited, which he founded to help pension funds supplement their investment governance and strategy resources by outsourcing to independent specialists.

Cyprian Njamma, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Cyprian NjammaCyprian is an executive director in the Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) Group, based in London with over 17 years’ experience working with institutional clients, predominately UK pension schemes. He is a lead portfolio manager for outsourced and fiduciary managed multi-asset class portfolios for UK institutional clients. Prior to joining the firm, Cyprian was a Director of Client Strategy at SEI Investments (Europe) Ltd where he focused on providing investment advice and strategy to institutional clients. He was also a Trustee Director of SEI’s £2bn DC Master Trust. Before joining SEI, Cyprian spent the first five years of his career at both Mercer and Aon. At Mercer, he was an investment consultant, providing strategic investment advice for pensions schemes and at Aon, he was an Associate Consultant carrying out pension liability calculations. Cyprian is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and received a Masters in Actuarial Finance from Imperial College and a Masters in Physics from Oxford University.

Laure Villepelet, Head of ESG & CSR, Tikehau Capital

Simon MalesLaure joined Tikehau Capital in 2017 to promote and accelerate ESG initiatives across alternative asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies). Laure drives the creation, implementation and reporting of the Group’s practices regarding ESG integration, engagement and impact (with a focus on climate change, healthcare, innovation and inclusion). Previously, Laure was sustainable development manager for L'Oréal France and coordinated projects from recycling initiatives to clean transports. She started her career with PWC valuations in NYC and London, and worked as financial analyst in Singapore. Laure has a master’s degree in science from Sciences Po Bordeaux and is a CFA® charter holder.

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. This forum is sponsored by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Tikehau Capital. To join the Impact Investing Adopters Forum please email Charlotte O’Leary.

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 membership information, please email Charlotte O’Leary.