Invitation to a Sustainable Financial Markets London Roundtable, 10 March 5.30pm, on "Fiduciary Duty and the Persistent Perils of Ignoring Elephants in the Room"

"Fiduciary Duty and the Persistent Perils of Ignoring Elephants in the Room"

Keith L Johnson, fiduciary duty expert and fiduciary counsel to CalPERS and other major US pension funds, is in London for a brief visit.

We're using the occasion to hold an evening Roundtable on:

" Fiduciary Duty and the Persistent Perils of ignoring Elephants in the Room

... lessons for fund trustees, executives and for policymakers."

With comments (including reflections on relevance to UK Law Commission report) from
•Keith L Johnson, Chairman of Reinhart Institutional Investor Services, USA

•Nick Robins, co-director, UNEP Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System

•Peter Webster, CEO of EIRIS and PRI Advisory Council member

•Moderator: Helen Wildsmith, Chair of the SFM Board

Monday 10 March 2014, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, central City venue in London to be confirmed next week, depending on final numbers attending.

(We encourage you to bring along prospective new SFM members. But do let us know.)

RSVP to Sean Kidney at

As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's said at Davos:

... (we need to) rethink what fiduciary responsibility means in this changing world. It's simple self-interest. Every company, investor, and bank that screens new and existing investments for climate risk is simply being pragmatic...