Opperman has spearheaded government initiatives to make UK pension schemes more sustainable and was tasked with enacting the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in October last year, making of the United Kingdom the first country in the world to integrate these disclosures. statutory for pension schemes.
As part of his keynote address to the festival, Opperman will explain the role he thinks the £2bn of assets under management in private pension schemes can play in ensuring that risk information and Climate-related opportunities are available throughout the investment chain, as well as giving their perspective on how far they have come and assessing next steps.
SIF is the only event that brings together fund selectors, financial advisors, pension consultants, trustees and plan managers to help them better integrate ESG into their investment portfolios and provide solutions to clients and investors who want to have a positive impact on society and the planet.
This year, our delegates can expect another set of inspiring speakers, who will challenge the industry to lead by example in sustainable investing and share their insights on future trends.
These include Fidelity International Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Anne Richards, who will be interviewed on stage for an opening session.
His interview will focus on “translating ambition into action,” including the key environmental and social issues Richards faces as CEO and related customer expectations.
Other keynote speakers already announced for the festival include Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) technical specialist, sustainable finance and stewardship Mark Manning. He will provide an update on the government’s green finance roadmap, talk about specific activities undertaken by the FCA to support this transition, and examine emerging thinking around net zero planning.
Additionally, Holly Mackay, CEO of Boring Money, will be another guest speaker at the festival. Mackey has an unparalleled insight into the appetites and motivations of investors who want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. She is also well-placed to share the challenges faced by advisors on how best to lead by example and communicate sustainability fund credentials to clients.
SIF2022 will take place at the London Brasserie on June 22-23.