Eva Kaili MEP discusses the development of EU Policy in the areas of Artificial Intelligence.
Expectations have been building for asset owners (particularly pension schemes) to focus more on Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) as part of their investment strategy – and not only from activist groups. Whilst savers increasingly want to know what is being done with their money, the UK Government is now also determined to harness this capital for good. These new ambitions and rules will certainly bring new challenges to pension schemes and organisations supporting them, but also opportunities for the industry, savers, and the UK economy.
Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, shares unique insights into the Government’s Landmark Pension Schemes Bill, including a new measure to mandate climate-related financial risk assessment and reporting and compel trustees to disclose how they have done so to members and the public.
Following the FCA’s asset management study, new rules came into effect in September 2019 requiring UK funds to publish reports demonstrating how they provide value to investors called – annual Assessment of Value (AoV). The assessments are one part of a number of measures introduced by the FCA to ensure fund managers compete on the value they deliver, and act in the interests of the investors who entrust them with their savings. As investment managers publish their report, we take a look at how they’ve fared so far and what we can expect to happen next.
As part of a comprehensive restructure of the civil service, Dominic Cummings has promised a ‘hard rain is coming’. Yet, will this Whitehall revolution end in disaster or bring forward a rejuvenation of a critical part of Government machinery at a critical juncture in the UK’s history?
William Wragg MP who chairs the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee mandated to examine constitutional issues and the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments, joins Hume Brophy’s James Wharton, in conversation to provide their unique insight and perspective into the future of the civil service and how it could impact your business.
When it became apparent that Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick pushed through approval for the Westferry housing project in an alleged ‘cash for favours’ scandal, Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘Build, Build, Build’ seemed to have hit a snag.
But now, with Jenrick’s position seemingly secure for the time being after admitting that he shouldn’t have engaged with Tory tycoon Richard Desmond at a fundraising dinner, the Government now sees fit to implement its long-overdue planning revolution.
Even before Covid-19, the Government had set out an ambitious agenda to transform and innovate the UK’s transport network. The pandemic has given policy and decision-makers to pause for thought, as they reimagine the future of urban mobility both at a national and local level.
Organisations are expected to pay closer attention to the environmental and social impact of what they do. Governance and corporate responsibility sit at the heart of this. From investors to policy makers, we look at the forces shaping the future of governance.
Webinar: Wheels in Motion: The Future of Urban Mobility with Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport