Welcome To PIA (Pension Investment Academy)

The Pension Investment Academy (PIA) runs seminars, debates and lectures that are at the cutting edge of pension fund thought at a leading London business school. It is designed for pension scheme trustees and executives who already have a base level of knowledge. 


Who Should Attend Events

Trustees and Pension Executives can attend without charge but only by personal invitation. To obtain a personal invitation we invite Trustees and Pension Executives to contact Clair Janaway at clair@thepia.org.


Investment Managers, Consultants and other service providers who would like to know more about the PIA or sponsor the PIA should contact Fred Jaffe fj@thepia.org. These sponsors will have the exclusive rights to attend PIA events along with the other categories mentioned above.

The Next Virtual PIA Event Is:

ESG – Latest Developments and Practical Issues


27 January 2021



15.50 Registration for 16.00 start – ends 17.00 followed by informal discussion



The new ESG regulations and statutory guidance are due to be published by the DWP in January and will require larger schemes to have an effective system of governance, monitoring and risk management relating to climate related risks and opportunities in place for October 2021. What do schemes and trustees need to do to apply the new statutory guidance and what are the implications of the regulations?


Our panel of distinguished speakers will consider some of the issues below:


  • What are the key practical legal, investment and governance considerations, when setting a ESG and Climate Risk policy today?

  • What elements can you implement to go further than the statutory guidance? And what might you do if the regulations don’t apply to you?

  • What do trustees really need to do and consider? 

  • How can schemes effectively consider E, S and G separately?

  • How does the implementation of ESG policy vary across asset classes in practice?

  • What are the latest developments in carbon emissions assessment, SDG mapping and impact investing?


Key Speakers:



​Until it is possible to hold physical events, we are temporarily holding all our seminars as Virtual Forum Seminars.

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Opkar Sara- Chair

BP Investment Management Ltd.

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Stuart O'Brien

Sacker & Partners

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Andrew Parry

Newton Investment Management


We want to let you know our policy re the Coronavirus and our forthcoming Meetings. Until it is possible to hold physical events, we are temporarily holding all our seminars as Virtual Forum Seminars.

The Pension Investment Academy is a division of Specialist Pension Services Ltd.

Registered Address: Northside House, Mount Pleasant, Barnet, Herts, EN4 9EE.

Office Address: Fulling Mill Barn, Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9NP.

Registered in England & Wales No 2706061.