Category: LAPFF News

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 […]

12 Oct

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 […]

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 […]

LAPFF Supports Human Capital Resolution at Sports Direct

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 […]

21 Jul

‘Engaging for a Low Carbon Transition’ – new report published by LAPFF and Carbon Tracker Initiative

Following a highly successful launch on 21 July, LAPFF and Carbon Tracker Initiative have published their new 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.   The study explains what this means for shareholder value and gives very […]

Investor community shows increasing support for Aiming for A strategic resilience resolutions

Investor community shows increasing support for Aiming for A strategic resilience resolutions Following decisions by the boards of Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo American to support the strategic resilience resolutions co-filed by LAPFF funds and other investors, a number of additional asset owners and asset managers have expressed public support for the resolutions.

Climate risk transparency goes to the vote at Rio Tinto with unprecedented investor support

Climate risk transparency goes to the vote at Rio Tinto with unprecedented investor support The AGM of Rio Tinto (Thursday 14 April) will see the first of three strategic resilience resolutions being put to UK integrated mining companies. In a rare move for hareholder resolutions, the Rio board has supported this resolution as have the […]

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