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Awards

The EAPF is an award-winning pension fund with accolades in areas such as investment and governance.

2017

EAPF ranked # 2 in Global Climate 500 Index 2017

The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has achieved a AAA rating in this year’s Global Climate 500 report, for the 4th year in a row. We are ranked at # 2 in the World Index which maintains our previous strong showing and recognition (we were ranked as #1 in the World Index, last year).

Read the full report here or find more information on the Asset Owners Disclosure Project here

EAPF wins the Institutional Investor awards for Best implementation of ESG

The EAPF has won the Institutional Investor awards in June for ‘Best implementation of ESG'.

 Our Chief Investment Officer, Mark Mansley collects the award on behalf of the Fund.

EAPF wins the Best approach to Responsible Investment award

The EAPF won the Best approach to Responsible Investment award at this year’s LAPF awards which was announced at a Gala event in London on19 September. 

The Judges said:

‘The winner is a fund that provides leadership in ESG concerns, both for the LGPS, and for the wider investment community’

Our Chief Responsible Investment & Risk Officer, Faith Ward accepted the award with Martin Bayfield and the category sponsor, Tom Rose (LaSalle Investment Management)

2016

EAPF ranked number 1 in Global Climate 500 Index 2016

The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has achieved a AAA rating in this year’s Global Climate 500 report, ranked at #1 in the World Index.

We've maintained our Triple A rating for 3 years in a row and this years’ ranking builds on our previous strong showing and recognition as number 1 leader for managing climate risk globally.

Read the full report here or find more information on the Asset Owners Disclosure Project here.

EAPF wins 'Best Governance' at FN Pension awards 2016

On June 20, at London's Banking Hall, Financial News hosted the annual Awards for Excellence in Institutional Pensions. Dawn Turner, Chief Pensions Officer of the EAPF collected the award in recognition of our good governance and leadership.

Some of the Judges commented:

‘The Environment Agency Pension Fund is “streets ahead” of other pension funds in terms of governance and seeking innovative solutions’. Commending the £2.9 billion fund, she said: “They don’t follow the herd but always look for the best solution for their pension scheme and their members. They’re also very generous about sharing their know-how with other pension schemes.”

“The Fund has introduced an investment management agreement that focuses on long-term performance and more effective reporting. It has already adopted strict environmental, social and governance standards across the board and challenges companies on their behaviour”.

In nominating the scheme, one asset manager said: “Good governance means going above and beyond, and managing holistic risks such as those related to governance and the environment. The fund continues to be a leader in this space.”

To see us receive the award click here.

Dawn Turner wins LAPF’s ‘Outstanding contributor of the year’

The EAPF’s Chief Pension Officer, Dawn Turner was recently announced as a joint winner of the Local Authorities Pension Fund (LAPF) Investment Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution of the Year’.

Dawn has received recognition for her leadership shown in developing and working with other Funds on asset pooling. She has been instrumental in driving collaborative projects and for liaising with HM Treasury and other key stakeholders on new Investment regulations.

Dawn has presented numerous external events to support other funds in implementing a policy on climate change, and the EAPF is recognised as a leader in Responsible Investment, delivering on financial returns and on member engagement.

Dawn is also Project Executive for Project Brunel. You can find more information on Project Brunel and asset pooling here.

To see Dawn accept her award (pictured in the black and white dress) click here.

EAPF Specialist Property Manager Bridges Ventures wins the BVCA Responsible Investment Award

Since June 2015 we have been investing in Bridges Property Alternatives Funds, which focus on sustainably developing existing (brownfield) buildings to improve their energy efficiency and social purpose. 

The Fund recognised an opportunity to obtain exposure to the property development sector, with expected returns of between 15-20% for the Fund, which also fits with our responsible investment strategy. 

We identified Bridges as one of the leading pioneers of impact investing in the UK, working in venture capital and property, and it is gratifying to see them being recognised for their leadership in this field by the British Venture Capital Association.

Information on our Property mandate manager, Bridges Ventures can be found here.

Further information on the British Venture Capital Association can be found here.

Weve won the best reporting award for the assessment of climate risks from the French Ministry

We are delighted to have been recognised for our work on climate change investment, and in particular reporting.  Transparency and disclosure are core to our investment beliefs, both, in whom we invest and also with our own stakeholders.  We express our thanks to the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Sea Affairs and 2°[degrees] Investing Initiative for their leadership in raising the standards of investor climate reporting, which we will take forward, working collaboratively with other Pensions funds, particularly our partners in the UK Local Government Pension Scheme.

A statement on behalf of Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and the EAPF Investment Committee.

EAPFs Chief Investment Officer ranked as 12 in Public Investor 100 List of key individuals for 2016

Congratulations to Mark Mansley, our Chief Investment Officer. Mark has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to his work on Infrastructure and Private markets.  

The list of key individuals is published by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) which is a global corporation that analyses public asset owners and long term governmental investors.  

Not only is Mark at #12 in the top 100 list, but he is also only one of only two British representatives to have featured, and ahead of the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney! 

To read the full list and for more information on SWFI see here

Dawn Turner wins the LGC Officer of the year award

EAPF's Chief Pension Officer, Dawn Turner has won the Local Government Chronicles (LGC) 'Officer of the year' award at the awards ceremony at One Great George Street on Wednesday evening.

The LGC recognised Dawn’s achievements on collaborative projects such as Project Pool, her work on the investment regulations and her support of National LGPS Frameworks.

The Fund was also recognised for its Responsible Investment work in winning ‘Best approach to Responsible Investment’, maintaining its leadership in this area.

To see Dawn accept her award click here.

2015

Professional Pensions Communications award for 2015 – Winner

Professional Pensions magazine announced the Environment Agency Pension Fund as winners of its award for Best Communications for the Public Sector 2015.  The Team has been recognised for the successful implementation of a Communication program that was initiated two years ago and has culminated in this award.

Best ESG Programme at the Institutional Investors awards 2015 – Winner

EAPF won the Best ESG Programme at the Institutional Investors Awards 2015 at the UK and Ireland Pension Fund Roundtable in June.  These prestigious awards are designed to honour outstanding achievement, innovation and industry service amongst institutional asset owners. Nominees are selected and voted for by their industry peers.

2014

November - IPE Environmental Social Governance

November - IPE Inaugural Climate Related Risk Management

We are particularly pleased to have won the inaugural climate risk award in recognition of our work. The ESG award was jointly won with PFZW.

May - Portfolio Institutional - Best implementation of responsible investment - Winner

Our success is in recognition of the EAPF’s contribution to the wider development of Responsible Investment.

2013
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project - Ranked number one

We were very pleased to receive the number one ranking for the work we are doing in reducing the risks posed by climate change.

November - IPE Smart Beta Awards - Winner

We won the award recognising our work in managing portfolio value and controlling risk.

June - Responsible Investor Reporting Awards Small/Medium Fund (below $25 billion) - Winner

We won the award for our Responsible Investment Review, published September 2012. The review was recognized in the inaugural Responsible Investor Reporting Awards, winning its category for excellence in responsible investment reporting. Reports from over 1,000 of the world’s largest pension funds from Europe, North America, Australasia, Latin America and Africa were included in the analysis.

May - aiCIO European Innovation Awards Public Pension Scheme (Below €15 billion) - Winner

We won this award which was open to all pension funds globally. We are delighted to be recognised by this well respected professional publication. The judging panel were particularly impressed by our commitment to sustainable investment.

May - Portfolio Institutional Awards, Best Implementation of Responsible Investment - Highly Commended

We were highly commended for our implementation of responsible investment. The focus of the award was on evidence of responsible investment practice in investment management.

A summary of the awards won in recent years is provided in this document.

These awards recognise the EAPF’s ongoing commitment to delivering a sustainable pension fund that is effective and provides value for money for both employers and members.

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