Sustainable Returns – Industry Engagement Process

The Sustainable Returns Project completed a comprehensive engagement with industry stakeholders between October 2012 and end of January 2013 to collect input on a new practical guide to responsible investment and ownership for Southern African pension funds.

The consultation engaged Trustees and Principal Executive Officers from the top 100 pension funds in South Africa and included special focus meetings with asset consultants and asset managers in November 2012. Sustainable Returns and National Treasury hosted a joint workshop for asset owners at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on 23 January 2013.

The project also engaged the following institutions directly and benefited from valuable input: National Treasury, Financial Services Board, Pension Lawyers Association (PLA), Nedlac Labour Constituency Retirement Funds, The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Committee of the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA), Greater Good, City of Johannesburg, UNPRI, ASISA Responsible Investment Committee, Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA), and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).