Friday, May 21, 2021

Newham Pension Committee: Launch of our new ESG Investment Policy

This "blended" physical and virtual meeting worked pretty well. There was 5 Newham Councillors present in the former staff canteen area of the Dockside building, while Council officers and advisors joined via zoom from all over the UK. Members of the public could view the meeting via YouTube. 

I was so pleased to speak in favour of the revised ESG policy which means that we will soon have a 0.2% exposure to carbon industries, support for a just transition, tackle pay inequality, support gender diversity, tackle tax avoidance and support Labour rights. 

We need to do much, much more with regard to ESG but this was a very welcome start. 

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