We’ve launched issue 5 of our ENGAGE ezine designed to provide an insight into our approach to Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) and responsible investment activities.
This issue looks at our exposure to Russia and Ukraine and what it could mean for potential geopolitical dislocations in the rest of the portfolio; an update from COP26; a case study on Helios Towers and their carbon reduction strategy; and how we are working with Future Asset to encourage young women to pursue a career in the investment industry.
David Vallery, Chief Executive Officer of Lothian Pension Fund says:
“A lot has happened in the six months since our last issue of ENGAGE. Our attendance at COP26 was a notable high as our ESG champions Gillian and David attended events with leading financiers and world leaders, helping to shape the future of energy systems and the low carbon transition. Gillian shares her thoughts on the outcomes in this issue.
“In stark contrast to the positive and collaborative nature of COP26, the Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the world and forced investors to carefully re-examine geopolitical risk across their portfolios. This issue shares insight into how LPF has recognised risks and minimised exposure, to avoided big direct impacts from the sanctions aimed at the Russian economy.
“At LPF, we’re committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. I’m proud of the work our colleagues are doing with Future Asset to mentor and encourage young women to pursue a career in the investment industry. This issue gives you greater insight into this along with an update on just some of the great work our team have been doing.”
You read issue 5 of ENGAGE here.