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LGPS Central

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

LGPS Central has during the reporting period been:

- Member of several engagement working groups (cyber security, tax and plastics (the two latter have been refreshed/opened up in 2020))

- Member of the Listed Equity Advisory Sub-Committee

- Promoted the use of the Private Equity reporting guidance

- Interviewed for PRI/CFA blogs

 

 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Director of RI&E is on the RI Advisory Group. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Stewardship Manager holds either co-leading functions or is a member of focus groups in eight CA100+ engagements across three sectors. 

Stewardship Manager is a member of the following IIGCC/CA100+ working groups: 

- Shareholder Resolutions Sub-group 

- Mining & Metals sector working group 

- Corporate Sub-group

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We are active participants in regular LAPFF business meetings, ad-hoc meetings and annual meetings. LGPS Central provides input to LAPFF's Business Plan annually. 

          30% Club Investor Group
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Director of RI & Engagement has led or co-led several 30% Club Investor Group engagements. 

          Transition Pathway Initiative
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Stewardship Manager is on the TPI Steering Committee and actively takes part in ongoing meetings including the TPI State of Transition Summit.  

Director of RI & Engagement is on the TPI Technical Advisory Group. 

          Local Authority Pension Fund Cross Pool RI Group
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Stewardship Manager has been elected Vice Chair of the RI Cross Pool Group in January 2020. 

          Green Finance Initiative (City of London Corporation)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Director of RI & Engagement is on the Working Group on Data, Disclosure and Risk 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          LGPS Central has provided RI training for members of Investment Committees at several of our Partner Funds during the Reporting year. We have also provided assistance to Partner Funds in establishing and/or revising RI-related policies and frameworks. The Director of RI & Engagement presented to London-based pension funds at an ESG workshop and contributed to ESG e-learning for private equity via BVCA.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          LGPS Central provides annual, financial support to the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          The Director of RI & Engagement participated in a study on executive pay and deferred share awards.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Members of the RI & Engagement team, including the Director of RI & Engagement and the Stewardship Manager, regularly speak at investment conferences on topics of RI and ESG integration. During 2019 we took on more than a dozen speaker assignments.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          GRI tax standard
Modern Slavery - supply chain transparency
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Listed Equity Committee
Tax working group (discussions during last half 2019, member as of 2020)
Plastics working group (discussions during last half 2019, member as of 2020)
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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