We held our Net Zero Pensions mini-summit on the 9th of November 2021, to coincide with the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

The summit was held at the historic University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School.

Ivan McKee, Scottish Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise delivered the opening keynote, focusing on the potential for Net Zero investment in Scotland, and the country’s strengths in sustainable finance. Watch now.

Faith Ward, Chair of IIGCC and Brunel Pension Partnership explained some of the challenges around setting delivering Net Zero targets for pension funds. Watch now.

Eva Cairns, Head of Climate Change Strategy at abrdn, chaired a discussed between Royal London CEO Barry O’Dwyer and Responsible Investment Lead at USS David Russell looking at what COP26 has achieved, and how to set Net Zero goals. Watch now.

Louisa Knox, Partner, Pensions Team at Shepherd and Wedderburn welcomed Tim Orton, Managing Director Investment Solutions, AEGON UK along with Faith Ward and Eva Cairns to discuss implementing Net Zero goals. Watch now.

GEFI has a dedicated net zero pensions workstream and has published two key reports on the topic, the policy positioning paper setting out the key challenges faced by pension funds in their net zero journey and the transition roadmap paper.