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Event follow-up, Fiduciary Duty, 8 July 2020 #eselaonline


Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How, 8 July 2020

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The Impact Investing Institute is keen to continue the discussion and invites you to engage with its draft “Good Governance Principles on Impact Investing for Pension Trustees”. Please click here for details and to read the draft Executive Summary of the Principles.

The event slides are available here and, in case you missed part of the session, the recording can be accessed through the link above.


Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How, 8 July 2020

How should pension funds, which hold some of the largest pools of capital in the world but have strict fiduciary duties, approach impact investment?

On Wednesday 8 July 2020, esela - The legal network for social impact and the Impact Investing Institute hosted an online panel on the topic of ‘Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How'.

This event explored - from legal and investor perspectives - why and how pension trustees can engage positively with impact investment in a way which is consistent with their fiduciary duties. It also examines some of the governance and practical principles pension trustees and other fiduciaries will wish to follow in a rapidly changing world.

Speakers presented and discussed the conclusions of recent work by the Impact Investing Institute and its legal panel.

Watch the session recording for a first look at the ‘Impact Investing – Good Governance Principles for Pension Trustees'.


  • Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive of the Impact Investing Institute

  • Ida Levine, Principal at Two Rivers Associates (Moderator)

  • Stuart O’Brien, Partner at Sacker & Partners LLP and Chair of the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group

  • Luba Nikulina, Global Head of Research at Willis Towers Watson

  • Jill Youds, Trustee Member of NEST Corporation (National Employment Savings Trust)

Wednesday 8 July

11 am BST | 12 noon CEST | 6 pm HKT | 8 pm AEST 

CPD | 75 minutes self-certified CPD points

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