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GreenBiz18: Aligning Retirement Plans with a Company’s Sustainability and Sustainable Development Commitments

Many companies have made significant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments and have begun to align key business priorities with specific U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

However, a “blind spot” often exists between a company’s values and its retirement investment strategy. A significant majority of Fortune 1000 companies have not yet aligned their corporate retirement plans with their commitments in sustainability and/or their sustainable development goals despite the fact that several recent studies have shown that a substantial majority of employees would like for their company to do so. For those few companies that have provided these type of funds to their employees, they are winning the talent wars in the competition to attract and retain the best and brightest employees.

This workshop will address the internal challenges that exist for large companies to provide these types of funds, insights from the panelists on how best to address them, and the WBCSD initiative that is bringing together executives from top tier asset management firms to work directly with companies to integrate these funds into their retirement plans. Session attendees will gain insights on how best  to make the business case internally and gauge employee demand in order to align their sustainability commitments with their retirement plans.


Part of GreenBiz 18: Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today.