Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home / Press / Press Releases


LAPFF’s mission

To protect the long-term investment interests of beneficiaries by promoting the highest standards of corporate governance and corporate responsibility amongst investee companies.


LAPFF’s ESG Policies

Click here to read the Forum’s environmental, social and corporate governance policy positions.



Press Releases



13th December 2016 | Robust Safeguards Needed in Sky – 21st Century Fox Deal to Protect Public Shareholders, says LAPFF


22nd Sept 2016 | LAPFF Welcomes DCLG Guidance on Investment Regulations on ESG, fund autonomy, and the role of the Scheme Advisory Board


1 Sept 2016 | "Disregard the FRC. The government did not back the financial regulator" says LAPFF to Chairs of FTSE 350 companies


23rd August 2016 | LAPFF Supports Human Capital Resolution at Sports Direct


21st July 2016 | Why a 2°C business model is less risky than ‘business-as-usual’ for oil companies


5th June 2016 | LAPFF advises rejecting WPP Remuneration Report


6th May 2016 | Rio Tinto strategic resilience: highest level of support to date


14th Apr 2016 | Climate risk transparency goes to the vote at Rio Tinto


1st Feb 2016 | Unprecedented investor call for climate risk transparency from mining giants.




18th Nov 2015 | LAPFF engagement cited as factor in ST Engineering decision to axe Cluster Munitions


28th Sept 2015 | LAPFF calls for mandatory carbon reporting by companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange


1st Sept 2015 | LAPFF Calls on MEPS to Safeguard Shareholders and Block Defective Banks’ Accounting Standard Further Legal Opinion from Bompas QC Challenges FRC Position

27th July 2015 | LAPFF Joins Investor Clinical Trials Initiative

Investor Pressure Grows for Transparency from Pharmacaeutical Companies


15th May 2015 | The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum is advocating a Yes Vote on Resolutions 7 & 8 going before the Chevron Corporation AGM on 27th May.


March 31st 2015 | Institutional Investors Declare Support for Vote at April BP AGM,Momentum Builds Behind ‘Aiming for A’ Climate Resolution


January 29th 2015 |  ‘Aiming for A’ Investor Coalition Welcomes Shell Response- Shell Board Advises Decision to Support Shareholder Resolution on Climate Change at 2015 AGM


January 29th 2015 | LAPFF Welcomes Shell Board Support for 2015 AGM Resolution



November 19th | LAPFF Recommends Oppose Vote on James Murdoch at BSkyB AGM. The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) is recommending an Oppose Vote on the re-election of James Murdoch to the BSkyB board at the AGM scheduled for 21st November in London.


November 12th 2014 | Media Release-Investor Statement-G20 Tax Reform. Investor group backs OECD, calls for modernisation of the global tax system and transparency and disclosure around  taxation governance on a country by country basis.


August 2014 | Major institutional investors call on UK government an EC to reconsider fault-lines in international financial reporting standards


August 2014 | The FRC’s “True and Fair” paper (June 2014) falls short – A long-term shareholder perspective


June 2014 |  LAPFF Recommends Oppose Vote for Sports Direct Bonus Share Scheme


June 2014 | LAPFF Advocates AGM No Vote on WPP Remuneration


June 2014 | Investing4Growth Announces £152M Commitment to Impact Investments


June 2014 | Investing4Growth Concluding Statement


May 2014 | LAPFF Advocates Oppose Vote on Glencore Xstrata Chair


April 2014 | Governance Questions Remain at Barclays - Local Authority Pension Fund Forum seeks clarity on how board is run


March 2014 | LAPFF Member Funds & US Teamsters Union co-sponsor shareholder resolution at National Express AGM


February 2014 | LAPFF supports Legal and General Diversity Initiatives


January 2014 | LAPFF calls on the FRC to implement Sharman recommendations



Dec 2013 | LAPFF Wants Asset Owner Input

One step forward, two steps back


October 2013 | Shareholders return to insist on corporate governance reforms at Twenty-First Century Fox


August 2013 | LAPFF joins investors to press US and Canada on tax disclosure by extractive companies


July 2013 | After four years, LAPFF returns to M&S AGM


June 2013 | Leading Counsel confirms substantial legal problems with accounting standards

Bompas QC Opinion on International Financial Reporting Standards

June 2013 | LAPFF members to oppose WPP pay

May 2013 | LAPFF co-signs investor statement on worker safety in Bangladesh

May 2013 |LAPFF calls for the split of Chairman and CEO roles at JP Morgan

May 2013 | LAPFF continues push for remuneration reform


April 2013 | LAPFF opposes Barclays accounts


April 2013 | National Express Investor statement

April 2013 | LAPFF calls for improved employment policies at National Express


April 2013 | LAPFF to oppose Astrazeneca remuneration report


April 2013 | New LAPFF members


March 2013 | LAPFF calls for overhaul of executive pay practices



September 2012 | Support for governance reform at News Corp grows


July 2012 | Major investors seek governance reform at News Corp


June 2012 | LAPFF calls on Barclays to claw-back bonuses in response to LIBOR


May 2012 | LAPFF members raise accounting concerns with banks

April 2012 | LAPFF to oppose Barclays remuneration report


April 2012 | Pension funds report on engagement activity


April 2012 | LAPFF welcomes BSkyB board changes


February 2012 | LAPFF backs 30% Club Investor Group



Accounting failures helped create the crisis


Pension funds seek distance between BSkyB and hacking scandal


News Corp must respond to AGM vote say pension funds


Pension funds want a line drawn under hacking scandal



Pension fund guide to climate change released


LAPFF challenges Pernod Ricard over voting rights


Vedanta highlights why ESG issues matter to investors


LAPFF pushes audit reform agenda




For 2005 to 2009, view the Press Release Archive

Document Actions