The CalPERS chair features in a series of in depth interviews which consider drastic measures investors and society need to take to reset a system that is has led us into a crisis and is still fundamentally broken.
Impact analysis for real assets and the building out of a new benchmarking framework for carbon emissions are two internal projects that will bring a deeper ESG focus to the soon-to-be rebranded fund's investment team.
Many of the major themes and trends that dominated financial markets before COVID-19 disrupted financial markets and economies still endure today, according to John Pearce, with 'financial repression' among the most notable. Although there have been some exceptions.
Having just completed a merger with Vic Super to create one of Australia’s largest industry funds, First State Super CEO Deanne Stewart discusses conflicts of interest, the difficult job of balancing ESG practices with member interests and the challenges of scale.