PIRC Ltd. is the research and engagement partner to LAPFF; the contractual relationship resulted from a competitive tender process in 2010 and is reviewed annually by the members of the Forum. PIRC is the UK's leading independent research and advisory consultancy providing services to institutional investors on corporate governance and corporate responsibility and has been assessed a Tier 1 service provider signatory to the Stewardship Code by the Financial Reporting Council.
Since 1986, it has been the pioneer and champion of good corporate governance within the UK. PIRC has a wide spectrum of clients ranging from pension funds, faith-based investors, and trade unions to banks and asset managers. Its Corporate Governance Service is an authoritative and vital resource for active investors, whilst its widely-read Shareholder Voting Guidelines provide a market-wide benchmark for investors and forms part of the movement for corporate governance reform and long-term wealth creation strategies for responsible investors.
LAPFF is a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA is a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government.
The 30% Club is a group of Chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK corporate boards. LAPFF is a member of the 30% Club Investor Group.
The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) is a network of international investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice.
CDP holds the largest collection globally of self reported climate change data. Each year, it sends requests to companies to disclose climate change, water and other environmental data on behalf of institutional investors.
INCR partners with investors worldwide to advance the investment opportunities and reduce the material risks posed by sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.
The EITI is a coalition of governments, companies, civil society groups, investors and international organisations, which has developed a standard to promote revenue transparency at the local level.