Nonprofit institutions offer limited ESG investing options in their retirement plans, despite substantial evidence that these strategies can reduce risk and enhance long-term investment performance. Concerns about fiduciary duty are often cited as a barrier for these institutions to offer these options, particularly considering the proposed Department of Labor ESG rule changes.
This webinar is intended to help clarify how plan sponsors and trustees can consider sustainable investing strategies related to their fiduciary duties. We believe the lack of consideration of ESG considerations represents a sizable market gap, for the institutions as well as an opportunity for the asset management and investment advisory community. To address this issue, IEN launched the Sustainable Retirements Initiative to close this gap.
Panelists will include Keith Johnson, Partner and Head of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren’s Institutional Investor Legal Service, Susan Gary, Professor Emerita at the University of Oregon School of Law, Christine Pishko, US Relationships Manager at Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), Kary A. Moore, Senior Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at Federated Hermes, and Max Messervy, Senior Investment Consultant for Responsible Investment at Mercer.
Join us for an informative and interactive webinar comprised of top experts on the state of fiduciary duty for defined contribution plans in the United States to learn how your institution could provide retirement funds that reflect both the mission of your organization and the values of your employees. This webinar is our second in a series of webinars developed to assist institutions in their consideration of these options.