Conference

2009 Apr 29

Capital Matters VII - Managing Labor's Capital

Wed - Fri, Apr 29 to May 1, 6:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

coverThe Pensions Project held its 7th annual “Capital Matters: Managing Labor’s Capital” conference on April 29 – May 1, 2009. Many of the sessions related to the challenges posed by the world- wide financial and economic meltdown but also the opportunities. For example, the conference opened with a European labor perspective on the impact on how the financial and economic meltdown has played out in European financial markets and economies, the diverse responses of European Union countries and perspectives on financial markets regulation.
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2009 Dec 10

Capital Matters in Europe 2009

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

International Trade Union House, Brussels

The Project worked with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)  (with the Global Unions Committee on Workers Capital as a knowledge partner) to convene a meeting modeled on the Project’s annual  “Capital Matters: Managing Labor’s Capital Conference.”  This one-day event, “Capital Maters in Europe 2009,” took place in Brussels on December 10th.  It brought together member-nominated pension fund trustees, trade union officers, pension and other experts and policy makers who offered views and shared experiences from across Europe and from a transatlantic perspective.  It focused on how workers’ and their families’ retirement and other long term savings can be invested in productive assets in the real economy in a fair, sustainable and responsible way and not diverted into unproductive financial transactions and speculation.
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2010 Apr 21

Capital Matters VIII - Managing Labor's Capital

Wed - Fri, Apr 21 to Apr 23, 6:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

coverAmong the topics on which this year’s Capital Matters conference focused were systemic risk and its pension fund and other implications, various aspects of pension fund risk management, a rethinking of fiduciary duty, an assessment of the success of capital stewardship, challenges faced by employment-based retirement plans and the broader challenge of retirement security for all households, and the new landscape of pension fund investment in infrastructur0
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2011 Mar 16

9th Annual Conference of the Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project: Pensions, Retirement Security and Strategies for Investment

Wed - Fri, Mar 16 to Mar 18, 5:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

penconf_2011_4_COVERThis year’s annual conference featured speakers and panels on key topics, including a critical perspective on the operation of financial markets in which pension funds participate, the nature and implications for pension funds of the recently enacted financial markets reform legislation; the current and future landscape of those who provide financial services to funds, the relationship between pension fund boards and their staff, consultants, and asset managers,  the progress and impact of corporate governance reforms, efforts to sustain public sector pension plans both currently and with any eye to the future, and the challenge of retirement income security for all households.
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2012 Mar 29

TENTH ANNUAL PENSIONS AND CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE

9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

Cover Pension conference March 2012The Pension Project held its tenth annual conference, attended by pension trustees from across the United States as well as from Canada and the United Kingdom.  They were joined by scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the U.S., Canada, France, and Germany. The conference explored a range of issues concerned with the relationship between pension fund investment and economic growth and job creation; assessed the merits of financial markets reform in the United States, especially as it pertains to pension funds; considered the rationales for and the import for themselves and others of pension fund investment in commodities; discussed a range of activities - from research to engagement - concerned with the bearing of S-factors, particularly workplace related considerations, on investment decisions; described new and important ways of rethinking the meaning and practice of fiduciary duty; and described initiatives in the United States by which public sector pension plans can facilitate private sector worker participation in retirement plans.
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2013 May 16

Promoting Labor and Human Rights Through Investments

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

U.S. Department of State 320 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20520

US Dept of State LogoCo sponsored with the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. 
Participants included activist pension fund, SRI, and other institutional investors, US. State Department officials and staff.
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2013 May 01

ELEVENTH ANNUAL PENSIONS AND CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE

Wed - Fri, May 1 to May 3, 9:00am - 5:50pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

From May 1 to May 3, 2013, the Project held its eleventh annual conference, attended by pension trustees from across the United States as well as from Canada and the United Kingdom.  They were joined by scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia, and Colombia. The conference explored a range of issues concerned with possible fund investment in emerging market countries: the political, social, legal, economic, etc. landscape  of the countries in which those investments might be made; the factors and considerations which funds attend to when contemplating investments of this kind; the relationship between emerging market country development goals and investors’ goals; and the rationale for and means by which funds take into account the impact of their investments on the countries which are the object of that investment. 
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2014 May 07

TWELFTH ANNUAL PENSIONS AND CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE

Wed - Fri, May 7 to May 9, 9:00am - 5:50pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, Labor and Worklife Program
in collaboration with 
PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine, Chair Dauphine-Ensae-Groupama  
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Pension Fund Investment in the Long View: Where, With What Goals, and Why?”

From May 7 to May 9, 2014, the Project held its twelfth annual conference, this year, in collaboration with PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine, Chair Dauphine- Ensae-Groupama. Trustees from the United States and Canada were joined by senior pension fund staff, scholars, researchers, and others from across the United States as well as from Brazil, Canada, France, Morocco, and the United Kingdom. The conference explored a range of issues with a particular eye to the meaning, import, and practice of long-term investing in general and how it relates to investment in emerging market countries in particular.
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