Pensions and ESG Ep4 – Greening Finance and Investment

In this latest podcast in our Pensions and ESG series, Professor Iain Clacher, Professor of Pensions & Finance at Leeds University Business School and Lead Researcher for Pensions and Asset Management for the new Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, joins Michael Aherne, Pensions Partner, to discuss the plans for the Centre and how it … Read more

Podcast: Workplace Mental Wellness

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW21, Samantha Brown, Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives, joined Tim Leaver, a Partner in our Employment team on our Employment team’s Expresso Pods Podcast series to discuss: workplace mental health and wellness, and how the pandemic has impacted our wellbeing and awareness of our mental health. They also … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep3 – In conversation with Karina Brookes, EY

In the latest podcast in our Diversity in Pensions series, Karina Brookes, Head of EY’s UK Covenant Advisory Practice, joins Samantha Brown, Regional Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills and they discuss a range of issues particularly relating to gender diversity in legal and professional services, including: how to ensure gender … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep2: In conversation with Tracy Blackwell, PIC

In this second episode in our series on diversity in pensions, Samantha Brown Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and they discuss: • the purpose of finance • the importance of businesses having a purpose and how this impacts on … Read more

Podcast: Pensions & ESG Ep3 – Responsible investment in practice

In the latest podcast in our series on Pensions and ESG Caroline Escott, Senior Investment Manager at RPMI Railpen discusses what it means to implement a responsible investment strategy in practice. In particular, Caroline shares: how her interest in responsible investment and stewardship began and her career journey to date how RPMI Railpen is preparing … Read more

Podcast: Pensions and ESG Ep2 – Implementing ESG in DC pensions

We are delighted to share the latest podcast in our series on ‘Pensions and ESG’, featuring Emma Douglas, Head of DC at Legal & General Investment Management. As policymakers, regulators and civil society groups increase the pressure on pension funds and asset managers to demonstrate that they are effectively managing environmental, social and governance risks, … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in Pensions Ep1 – In conversation with Dana Grey, PPF

We are delighted to launch a new podcast series on diversity in pensions, in which we will hear from a range of participants on issues related to promoting diversity within the pensions and professional services industries. In our first episode, Samantha Brown, Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by … Read more