Representatives from six major institutional asset owners from have put themselves up for election to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s new Advisory Council.
- Else Bos, PGGM, Netherlands. Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief of Institutional Business. A current PRI board member.
- Antoine Gosset-Grainville, Caisse des Dépôts France. Deputy CEO.
- Sarah McPhee, Storebrand, Norway. Managing Director of SPP insurance subsidiary.
- Priya Sara Mathur, CalPERS, US. Member of the Board of Administration.
- Frank Pegan, Catholic Super, Australia. CEO of A$4.2bn fund.
- Cameron Rose, Lothian Pension Fund, Scotland. Pensions and Trust Committee member and Deputy Chair of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF).In total 37 PRI signatories are standing for election for the new body, which replaces the PRI’s board. The PRI said in March that it was radically changing its governance structure to allow non asset-owner signatories such as managers and service providers to sit on its top decision-making body.
Prominent among the 31 investment management and service provider candidates are: Paul Abberley (Aviva Investors); Michael Baldinger (SAM); Richard Bennett (GovernanceMetrics International); Ann Byrne (Australian Council of Superannuation Investors); Elizabeth Corley (Allianz); Magnus Furugård (GES Investment Services); Michael Jantzi (Sustainalytics); Joseph Keefe (Pax World); Mark Makepeace (FTSE); Katherine Rabin (Glass Lewis); Antoine de Salins (GROUPAMA).
The election runs until July 25 and is open to all 900+ PRI signatories. The result will be announced ahead of the PRI in Person event in September in Paris.
“This is a very strong field of candidates, who have all shown their commitment to responsible investment and a determination to move the PRI Initiative forward,” said PRI Chair Wolfgang Engshuber.