Highlights include attendance at the Lonmin AGM, company meetings on pay and sustainable palm oil outcomes
Two new members have been appointed to the LAPFF Executive, Cllr Mary Barnett, Chair of the Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pensions Committee and a long term councillor in South Wales and Jane Firth an Investment Manager with South Yorkshire Pension Fund.
The decision by the giant Norwegian SWF to review all of its carbon based investments highlights difficult questions around investment risk, divestment and long term asset value questions facing all pension fund trustees.
With the Davies target now in sight, the longer-term debate around equity and diversity is now shifting to how we move to halfway. Recruitment and opportunity are part of the solution and LAPFF funds are helping maintain the momentum.
The Forum has endorsed Legal and General in their efforts to promote diversity amongst FTSE 100 companies and is looking to raise the issue direct at forthcoming AGMS