Hume Brophy invites you to our upcoming “Pensions’ climate risk reporting: a sustainable regime?” webinar with Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, on 28 September at 11:00am.
The Minister will outline 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.
This will also be an opportunity to gain unique insights into the Government’s broader vision and objectives in tackling climate change and how the pension industry can play a role in achieving these objectives, while fulfilling its fiduciary duty.
This webinar will be conducted under Chatham House rule. The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion will take centre stage in an open conversation with Hume Brophy’s Chief Executive Conall McDevitt, followed by a Q&A open to all participants.
- 28 September, 11:00 – 11:45am
- Zoom webinar (details will be shared nearer the date)
- Register here
Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion
Guy Opperman was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 14 June 2017. Previously, he served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 17 July 2016 to 14 June 2017. He also previously served as Private Parliamentary Secretary to Mark Harper, the then Immigration Minister. He served as an Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 until July 2016.
Guy Opperman was educated at Harrow School, he went on to read law at the University of Buckingham. He also gained a first class diploma from the University of Lille. He was called to the bar in 1989. He spent 20 years as a barrister and was also Director of his family’s engineering business until 2009. He was elected Conservative MP for Hexham in May 2010.
His current responsibilities include:
- pensioner benefits, including new State Pension, Winter Fuel Payments, Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance
- private and occupational pensions, including regulatory powers and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
- automatic enrolment into a workplace pension
- oversight of arms-length bodies, including the Pensions Regulator, Pension Protection Fund, Financial Assistance Scheme and Pensions Ombudsman
- financial guidance, budgeting, saving and debt, including the Money and Pensions Service and Financial Inclusion Policy Forum
- methods of payment and Post Office card accounts
- future relations with the EU in relation to pensions.