Anne Simpson, CalPERS, on the importance of human and natural capital in value creation
Anne Simpson Director, Board Governance & Strategy – Executive Office at calpers which is the largest pension fund in the US describes in detail calper’s ESG strategy.
CalPERS’ ESG approach is termed sustainable investment and includes: financial capital, human capital and natural capital- all three pillars help long term value creation for the pension fund.
Under human capital management the fund engages companies around: workforce, health & safety benefits and diversity (race and gender).
Under natural capital the pension fund created the climate action 100+ initiative which encourages transition to low emissions technologies.
Anne Simpson exemplifies in her talk the way pension funds and other investors can have positive impact on ESG issues.