Investing for good

Investing for Good

Watch Richard Butcher, PLSA Chair, address climate risk issues at Investment Conference 2020

Climate change poses a systemic risk to nearly all businesses and all sectors. It will impact the value of scheme investments and, ultimately, that of individuals' retirement savings. 

2020 has brought continued regulatory and policy change for both private and public sector schemes. The PLSA continues to guide members through the maze and shine a light on how best to take climate risk and opportunity into account in their investment decisions.

Building on our library of practical support, our Chair Richard Butcher will be speaking to members over the coming months. Richard would like to hear about the challenges faced and the lessons learned, and to test our evolving analysis and recommendations for action. You can find out how to book onto one of these virtual roundtables by getting in touch using the details below. 

Attending a roundtable is not the only chance to join the conversation. We are calling on all PLSA members, as well as others in the industry, to feed through their views and experiences on the following issues:
  • How are you currently incorporating climate considerations into your investment approaches?
  • What are the biggest challenges to effective consideration and implementation of climate-aware investment strategies?
  • To what extent will existing industry, policy or regulatory initiatives help overcome these challenges?
  • Are there any industry, policy or regulatory initiatives which would support you in consideration of climate risks and opportunities? 

By attending a roundtable or responding to our call for evidence you can directly influence our work on climate. With your help we can continue to shape the rapidly evolving regulatory framework governing scheme investment decisions – and the actions of their investment service providers.

You can get involved in the conversation by dropping us a line at and using #PLSAInvestForGood. The deadline for responses is COB Friday 14 August.