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Evidence session: pension stewardship and COP26

28 June 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee holds the first oral evidence session in the inquiry examining the Government’s approach to ensuring pension schemes consider the risks to funds posed by climate change and the role schemes can play in meeting emission reduction targets.

Following a consultation at the start of the year, the Government is due to bring in regulations for pension schemes on managing climate risk ahead of the UK hosting the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November.

The pension stewardship and COP26 inquiry is examining the Government’s approach to pension scheme stewardship, how it compares to approaches taken internationally, and how funds can be supported to make climate-conscious investment decisions.

This first oral evidence session will feature experts on sustainable investments and representatives from company pension schemes.

Witnesses

Wednesday 30th June at 9.30am

Panel 1  

  • Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter 
  • James Alexander, CEO, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association 
  • Andrew Ninian, Director of Stewardship and Corporate Governance, Investment Association 

Panel 2 

  • Morten Nillson, CEO, BT Pension Scheme Management 
  • Mark Fawcett, CIO, Nest 
  • Paul Bucksey, MD, Smart Pension

Further information

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