Category: LAPFF News

LAPFF statemement on governance standards for technology stock Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Ahead of expected initial public offerings of major US technology companies, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum restates its support for the principle of one share, one vote. In the past, so-called ‘tech unicorns’ have often conducted IPOs on the basis of poor good corporate governance standards, making such investments more risky and misaligning economic […]

01 Mar

Climate Majority Project: Net-Zero by 2050.

As a member of the Climate Majority Project (formerly the 50/50 Climate Project) LAPFF is part of a coalition of investors representing $1.8 trillion in combined assets demanding that the 20 largest publicly traded electricity producers in the US commit to realising net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In its latest report ‘NET-ZERO BY 2050: Investor […]

13 Nov

Councillor Ian Greenwood OBE

It is with extreme shock and sadness that we announce the sudden death of Cllr Ian Greenwood, who died in hospital in Bradford on Monday evening 12th November. Following re-election to the City of Bradford Council in May this year, Ian was elected Chair of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum in July. Please see […]

22 Mar

50-50 Climate Project Reports

The Forum is partnering with the ’50-50’ initiative to engage with companies on climate risks and encourage climate resilience planning. Two reports were recently released by ’50-50′:   Spending Against Change In its latest report ‘Spending against Change’, the Sustainable Investments Institute for the 50-50 Climate Project has assessed climate change governance and political influence […]

16 Mar

Precarious Work

As part of its work on human capital management, LAPFF has produced a paper on precarious work. This paper assesses the context, frequency, and implications of precarious work for employers and those people performing work on their behalf. It then suggests why responsible investors should be concerned about this phenomenon. The paper concludes with suggestions […]

05 Jan

Councillor Kieran Quinn, LAPFF Chair

It is with great sadness that we relay the death of the LAPFF Chair, Councillor Kieran Quinn on Christmas day, 2017.   Kieran joined the LAPFF Executive Committee in 2012 when he became Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and chaired the Forum from the beginning of 2013.   During his time as chair, […]

09 Nov

LAPFF releases climate change investment policy framework to guide member funds on stewardship activities on carbon

In the wake of the Bonn climate conference, LAPFF has issued a ground breaking climate change investment policy framework.  The first of its kind for Local Government Pension Scheme funds, the framework aims to help LAPFF members, and other investors, implement best practice in tackling the investment risks and opportunities that result from climate change. […]

15th Annual Local Government Pension Investment Forum 2017

10 – 12 October 2017 | Hilton London Tower Bridge, London For full details and to register visit:  https://goo.gl/9zA91J With over 300 delegates in 2016 – including 150+ from Local Authorities from across the country – LGPIF provides excellent networking opportunities, as well as the chance to discuss the big issues facing you in 2017 […]

LAPFF and 50/50 Climate Project announce new partnership to pursue strategic initiative on climate risk

The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) announced today that it is partnering with the 50/50 Climate Project. Hot on the heels of historic shareholder victories on climate risk disclosure (62% of shareholders last week voted in favour of a climate change disclosure resolution at ExxonMobil), the new partnership will see LAPFF ratchetting up its […]

LAPFF welcomes Shell’s move to divest oil sands assets

  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. View Press release

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