Chris Norton, Strategy and Commissioning Manager (Treasury, Pension, Audit & Risk), presented this report which provided an updated forward plan for the Pension Fund Investment Sub Committee, rolled forward to cover the year ahead. The content of the plan was being gradually improved and the plan was now a more sophisticated document that included a schedule of fund manager presentations and policy reviews.
Members commented that they would welcome the inclusion of a training programme and it was agreed that in future the plan would include training dates and that a broad invite to attend training sessions would continue to be extended to Members sitting on Staff and Pensions Committee and the Local Pension Board.
Karen Shackleton commented that the plan suggested an item on Environmental, Social and Governance / Responsible Investment / Climate Risk in June 2021 and it would be likely that a consultation on the Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) would be taking place around that time. Ms Shackleton felt that it would be helpful to note this against the item and consider a review of how existing managers were aligned to the TCFD recommendations in advance of or alongside the consultation.
That the Pension Fund Investment Sub-Committee noted the report.