Fiduciary management update

3 November 2021 | 9am GMT

Spotlight on climate change

This autumn bears witness to several landmark climate change events. At the beginning of October new Climate Change Governance and Reporting Regulations came into effect for certain pension schemes. Whilst November sees the UK host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). With this in mind, climate change is in the spotlight in our latest fiduciary management webinar.

For anyone wanting to watch the presentations again, and for those that were unable to attend the live broadcast, the recording is now available to view below.

Agenda

  • Brief macro update - A whistle-stop tour of recent market performance and our latest investment views.
  • Climate change, the big picture -  The science, the history, and the financial services industry response.
  • Going green in LDI - The role Green Gilts have to play in liability driven investment.
  • Climate change governance and reporting - How fiduciary management can help clients fulfil their regulatory obligations and the next steps trustees should be taking.

Speaking at this event

Roger Lewis

Group Head of ESG

photo of Roger Lewis from River and Mercantile

Roger Lewis

Group Head of ESG

Roger provides expertise and problem solving around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters at R&M. Areas of focus are designing and implementing strategy, integrating ESG to investment decisions and ongoing asset management, defining solutions for clients and engagement for ESG. Roger previously worked at Aviva Investors, where responsibilities included aligning ESG strategy and factors with investment functions across its £47.3bn Real Assets platform, which invests in property, infrastructure and private debt. Prior to this, Roger held roles at Legal & General Investment Management and J.P. Morgan. Roger has completed the UN Principles of Responsible Investment programme, holds the CFA UK Diploma in Investment Management (ESG) and has passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst programme.  Roger is also a passionate advocate for limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

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