Finance Network hosts event on SRI
On January 28th, the Young Fabian Finance Network played host to a lively panel discussion and floor debate at Portcullis House on socially responsible investment (SRI) and the role it should play in pension scheme allocation of their stakeholder assets.
Vice Chair of the Finance Network, Sophia Morrell, chaired the session of representatives from industry and government:
Dame Anne Begg MP, the Labour MP for Aberdeen South since 1997, who currently chairs the Work and Pensions Select Committee, of which she has been a member since 2001,
David Clarke, Policy Adviser, Share Action, the movement for responsible investing
Will Andrews Tipper, head of sustainable business for the Green Alliance, an influential environmental think tank.
Phineas Glover, Policy Adviser in the Investment Affairs directorate, Association of British Insurers,
Will Pomroy, Lead Policy Adviser on corporate governance at the National Association of Pensions Funds.
The discussion covered multiple aspects of how SRI has evolved in recent years and the appetite for a new generation of stakeholders to take greater interest in the ethical credibility of their pension provisions. For a fuller exploration of the issues raised, click here to read a blog on the debate.
Once again, thanks to all our speakers for attending and contributing their thoughts and insight.
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