Today we had the opportunity to host our peers and industry stakeholders at out inaugural thought leadership session titled Beyond Tomorrow with the EPPF, where we shared our newly-approved Sustainability Investment Policy. This new policy draws on our experience of the past, and consolidates previous policies such as the B-BBEE Policy; Impact Investment Policy; and the Environmental, Social and Governance Policy into one seamless continuum of principle and action.
In addition to this, we have extended the scope to define our approach to the environment on a proactive basis while dealing with the increasing risk of climate change in the immediate term. We recognise that in the longer term we need to regenerate the economy and the environment in a sustainable way that extracts resources while revitalising natural systems for future generations.
The policy specifies the Sustainable Development Goals that the EPPF will be focussing on: gender equality; industry, innovation and infrastructure; affordable and clean energy; and decent work and economic growth.
In addition, I am incredibly proud to announce that we are now a member of the United Nation’s Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance. Being part of this alliance means we will have access to the necessary networks of support and it hardwires our commitment to address the climate change challenges within a context of a just transition.
We look forward to unpacking the details of this policy with you in upcoming member engagements.
Chief Executive & Principal Officer