LAPFF welcomes Shell’s move to divest oil sands assets The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) today welcomed the news that Royal Dutch Shell is divesting most of its oil sands interests in Canada and appears to be taking action to mitigate its exposure to climate risk.
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LAPFF is pleased to see that the Financial Times has today published its joint letter on board diversity. The letter, which LAPFF helped draft, expresses disappointment at recent stagnation in steps to improve gender diversity on boards.
The APPG on local authority pension funds has been set up by LAPFF to discuss the issues and concerns of local authority pension funds and the work of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. It will provide a forum for local authority pension fund members to talk to parliament and government on such topics […]
Sir Philip Hampton and Dame Helen Alexander praise 30% Club’s public call for renewed efforts on board diversity
Today, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Women on Boards Review, have praised the 30% Club’s letter to the FT on 1 August, noting the ‘key role [that] investors play in encouraging FTSE350 companies to increase the number of women on their boards…’
LAPFF Welcomes DCLG Guidance on Investment Regulations on ESG, fund autonomy, and the role of the Scheme Advisory Board
The publication of Scheme Guidance from DCLG reflects HMG in ‘listening mode’ London 19.00 (BST) The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) today welcomed the new Guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on ‘Preparing and Maintaining an Investment Strategy Statement’[i]. test Cllr Kieran Quinn, Chair of the Forum and also the […]
IBC’s 14th Annual Local Government Pension Investment Forum 2016 – 11-13 October 2016, Guoman Tower Hotel, London
With over 300 delegates in 2015 – including 180+ from Local Authorities from across the country – LGPIF provides excellent networking opportunities, as well as the chance to discuss some of the big issues facing you in 2016 and beyond. There is a three part format for 2016: 1) Pre-conference Summit: – Collective […]
LAPFF Publishes Tax Risk Profiles of FTSE 100: Results not reassuring The questionnaire results suggest substantial room for improvement in reporting tax risk, particularly in relation to country-by-country reporting on tax.. The questionnaire results suggest substantial room for improvement in reporting tax risk, particularly in relation to country-by-country reporting on tax.. London 14.00 (BST) The […]
Disregard the FRC. “The government did not back the financial regulator” says LAPFF to Chairs of FTSE 350 companies
FOI reveals the government refused to back the Financial Reporting Council’s position, despite claims it had FOI reveals the government refused to back the Financial Reporting Council’s position, despite claims it had. LAPFF has been challenging the regulator the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) for the last 4 years, raising questions as to whether it […]
Local government pensions body backs resolution seeking a review of human capital management strategy at British retailer, Sports Direct. London 16.30 (BST) Leading shareholder group, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF), has backed a shareholder resolution at Sports Direct’s Annual General Meeting. The resolution calls for an independent review of Sports Direct International […]
LAPFF and Carbon Tracker’s Report Launch: Engaging for a Low Carbon Transition On 21st July, LAPFF and Carbon Tracker are launching the report ‘Engaging for a Low Carbon Transition’ which sets out why a 2˚C business model can be less risky than ‘business-as-usual’ for oil and gas companies