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Forum on Pension Fund Investing and Climate Change

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Pension fund trustees and their investment managers and service providers have a fiduciary obligation to pension beneficiaries to act prudently in their best interests in making investment decisions regarding fund portfolios. Pension funds will potentially lose significant value of their investments if they do not act as prudent investors by recognizing climate change financial risk as well as climate driven investment opportunities. The panel will discuss strategies to meet prudential obligations to undertake careful evaluation of climate change and share examples of investment strategy decisions that are based on a time frame commensurate with the pension plan’s liabilities.

Panelists:
Murray Gold, Senior Pensions and Benefits Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP
Janis Sarra, UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Jacky Shen, Director, Treasury at SFU
Stephanie Bertels (moderator), Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business, and Trustee and Co-Chair of the SFU Academic Pension PlanDate: October 31, 2019

Time:
7:30am – 8:00am Guest Sign-In & Vegetarian Morning Snacks
8:00am – 9:30am Forum & Panelist Discussion
9:30am – 10:00am Open Networking

Location:
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 2300 (2nd floor)

This event is complimentary. However, registration is required. Please click the “Register Here” button below to reserve your seat.

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This event is co-hosted by:
Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business
Canada Climate Law Initiative
Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business
Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
Centre for Business Law at UBC Allard School of Law

Canada: Using benefits, pension programs to maximize CSR policies

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CSR Journal – Though the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ varies across companies and countries, it’s generally considered to be a form of organizational self-regulation focusing on an employer’s approach to sustainability across a variety of topics, such as environmental efforts, human rights, corporate governance, health and safety and economic development.

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