Pension Fund ESG Risk Disclosures: Developing Global Practice

Event Type
Web Session
Organizer
International Actuarial Association
Date
Time

Start time: 12.00 pm GMT

End time: 1.00 pm GMT

Venue
Online
Description

Announcement from the  Irish Association of IAA organiser: 

This paper (click here to access papersummarizes the main features and trends in pension fund Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk disclosures around the world available to regulators, members and the public. Pension fund ESG risks are important in terms of long-term fund performance and delivering members’ benefits, as well as in relation to wider societal impacts, and this is a rapidly developing area. Based on the information gathered via a survey of 14 countries, the paper looks at how local legislation, type of pension fund, size, structure and available resources, among other factors, affect pension funds engaging in ESG disclosures.

The paper highlights important issues and trends relating to ESG disclosures that actuaries involved with pension funds, whether as trustees, investment managers, investment consultants or advisers on funding or governance, should be aware of, so that they can ensure their clients or employers address the challenges on a timely basis. It is also relevant to the wider pension fund community.

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Speakers/Presenters
Philip Shier, Paul Meins and Tim Furlan
Biographical details

Philip Shier is Head of the Actuarial Practice, and former President of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, and a former Chair of the Actuarial Association of Europe.

Paul Meins is an independent consultant, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and former Vice Chair of its Resource & Environment Board. He was lead author of “Decarbonization: a Briefing for Actuaries” published by the IAA in November 2018. 

Tim Furlan is a Director with Russell Investments, Vice Chair of the IAA Pensions & Employee Benefits Committee and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia