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Presidential Speaker Series - Sarah Gordon, CEO, Impact Investing Institute

Wednesday 24 February 2021 09:00 - 10:30

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The Power of Pensions: how can pensions change the future? 

The pandemic and climate crisis have shone a light on the way society’s negative impacts – for example, carbon emissions, biodiversity loss and poor governance – pose systemic risks to the broader economy. Equally, adapting to the transition towards more sustainable economies, and identifying and creating positive impacts, offers financial opportunity. In this talk, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive Officer of the Impact Investing Institute and former business editor of the Financial Times) will make the case for why pension funds should be looking to invest sustainably and with impact. 

Referring to the Institute’s work on pension trustee fiduciary duty, she will ‘bust’ some of the myths that perpetuate around impact investing for pension funds, and talk about how considering impact can be a way of managing risks and identifying opportunities. Using the Institute’s Impact Investing Principles for Pensions, she will explain how pensions can adopt a ‘transitional mindset’ and pursue an impact investing strategy.

This webinar will be chaired by IFoA President-elect Louise Pryor.

Speaker: Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon took over as CEO of the Impact Investing Institute in September 2019. Previously, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's corporate coverage during the financial crisis, and was most recently business editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva.

Sarah was a panel member of the recent independent inquiry into the future of civil society, led by Julia Unwin CBE, and was formerly a trustee of CSV, one of the UK’s largest volunteering charities. She is a Non-executive Director of Social Finance and a visiting professor at Kings College London. 

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Contact Niki Park for more information.

Niki.Park@actuaries.org.uk

020 7632 2152

This webinar will be live from 09.00-10.30. There will be time for Q&A at the end. 

 

Speaker: Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon took over as chief executive of the Impact Investing Institute in September 2019. Previously, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's corporate coverage during the financial crisis, and was most recently business editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva.

Sarah was a panel member of the recent independent inquiry into the future of civil society, led by Julia Unwin CBE, and was formerly a trustee of CSV, one of the UK’s largest volunteering charities. She is a non-executive director of Social Finance and a visiting professor at Kings College London. 

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