Pensions Event 2013

The Prince’s Charities Event – Resilience and the Long-term: Rethinking Portfolio Strategy

On 27th June around 150 guests from pension funds, investment advisors and their corporate sponsors gathered at St James’s Palace State Apartments to hear His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales speak about the benefits to pension funds and the wider economy of sustainable investment strategies.

The event explored current risks and opportunities that pension funds face as a result of the major environmental and social trends impacting business and the economy. 

There is an increasing amount of evidence that companies with sustainable business models deliver improved financial returns.  The event explored this body of evidence and the implications for pension fund management.

Speeches at the event were given by:

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

HRH The Prince of Wales greets the speakers

Mr David Blood, Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Dr Paul Woolley, Chairman of the Paul Woolley Centre for the study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, London School of Economics.

Mrs Michelle McGregor Smith, Chief Executive, British Airways Pension Investment Management

Click here for the list of attendees

Click here for a copy of the summary booklet created for the event, with information on how pension funds can engage fund manages on environmental, social and governance issues.

The event was convened by The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, Business in the Community, and The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.