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  • Risky Business – Climate Change and Professional Liability Risks for Pensions Actuaries and Investment Consultants

    28 November 2017

    This event is organised by ClientEarth

    Tuesday 28 November 2017

    8:30am – 10:00am

    Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

    The Peak | 5 Wilton Road | London SW1V 1AP

    Dear All

    ClientEarth is pleased to invite you to the launch of our two new ‘Risky Business’ discussion papers:

    • Risky Business – Climate Change and Professional Liability Risks for DB Pensions Actuaries
    • Risky Business – Climate Change and Professional Liability Risks for DB Investment Consultants

    Please join us for this breakfast event bringing together leaders from the pensions industry and investment consulting and actuarial professions to discuss current climate change-related developments and implications for the legal and professional duties of these key advisers to the UK’s defined benefit (DB) pensions industry.

    Register Here 

    About the event

    Climate change is creating significant financial risks and opportunities for many businesses and investors. Despite clear signals from the Pensions Regulator and others, many trustees and managers of DB pension schemes in the UK are still failing to properly address these risks to their schemes—potentially breaching their legal duties.

    If climate change-related risks are financially material for a pension scheme, this will also have consequences for the professional and legal duties of the scheme’s professional advisers, including actuaries and investment consultants. As regulators, professional bodies and professional advisers themselves begin to address these issues, those that don’t may face increasing legal, reputational and commercial risks.

    Our new ‘Risky Business’ discussion paper aims to draw these issues to the attention of investment consultants, actuaries, trustees and the broader investment community. At this event we will discuss the core findings of our work and hear from leaders from industry and the professions about how they are addressing climate change-related risks in their work (speakers TBC).

    Join the discussion by registering your attendance here. There are limited places available so please register quickly to secure your place. For any enquiries, please contact Daniel Wiseman at dwiseman@clientearth.org.

    The ‘Risky Business’ discussion paper series also includes a paper on climate change and professional liability risks for auditors (launch date: 6 December 2017). These papers have been prepared by ClientEarth with generous support from the Friends Provident Foundation.

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