Responding to the media interest in the video that HRH The Prince of Wales recorded for the National Association of Pension Funds’ Annual Conference in Manchester, which was shown yesterday, Joanne Segars, NAPF Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted that His Royal Highness accepted our invitation to speak at our conference on these issues because we know how important they are for pension funds investors. Pension funds are long-term institution with long-term liabilities that need to invest for the long term.
“We all know that the Prince of Wales has been concerned about sustainability and environmental issues for many years. The NAPF believes that these are also of significant importance to long term pension fund investors and are the basis for long term investment success and hence the provision of good pensions for people in the future.
“We are pleased that he is shining a light on these issues and we look forward to working with his charities on this agenda in the future.”
Notes to editors:
1. The NAPF is the leading voice of workplace pensions in the UK. We speak for 1,300 pension schemes with some 16 million members and assets of around £900 billion. NAPF members also include over 400 businesses providing essential services to the pensions sector.
Dee Sullivan, Head of Media and PR (interim), 020 7601 1717 or 07917 506 683, [email protected]
Aimee Savage Richards, Press Officer (interim), 020 7601 1718 or 07825 171 446, [email protected]