Pendal has held external presentations on the topic of ESG investing, which has been attended by a range of investors and advisers in the superannuation industry. We have also presented on the issue of RI at a range of industry conferences.
We continued to host a series of "Sustainable Round Table Discussions" where we invited a group of clients in for a collaborative discussion of various ESG topics (ranging from climate change, obesity, mental health and ethics). The goal was to facilitate a discussion of key RI issues as well as allow for the exchange of experiences in terms of implementing an ESG/Sustainability directed investment process.
We hosted a client event focusing on conduct culture in the Australian economy with a guest speaker, Simon Longstaff, CEO of The Ethics Centre.
Regnan also provided a panellist at an invitation only event for regulators and corporate senior leaders run by The Ethics Centre “Moral and strategic: re-establishing corporate legitimacy”
Members of the Pendal and Regnan teams serve on a number of advisory groups within RI organisations e.g. FSC ESG Working Group, RIAA's Human Rights and Corporate Engagement Working Groups and IGCC’s policy, disclosure and adaptation working groups.
Further, much of Regnan’s advisory business is expressly focused on building capacity for and enhancing RI practice.