The EPPF is a proud, 73-year-old organisation, whose reason for existence and purpose is to protect and advance your interests. As we grow and learn, your interests remain at the core of what we do. At the same time, we recognise, that as one of the largest pension funds in South Africa, the EPPF is a thought leader within the industry.
That’s why we’re engaging our stakeholders to increase awareness around the importance of sustainability. This week, we operated as a think-tank where we invited our retirement industry peers and investment associates to talk them through our Sustainability Policy and our plans to incorporate sustainability as an integral part of our activities going forward.
In our view, there is increasing need for the retirement industry to focus on sustainability in the holistic context of social justice, environmental regeneration and economic parity. Sustainability does not compete with positive returns for members but rather it will complement it for better outcomes. The EPPF believes in collaborating with other pension funds in investing in much needed infrastructure in South Africa.
We are also proud to announce our membership to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. This is part of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative which brings together industry role players that catalyse action through their work to deliver more sustainable global economies.
We look forward to engaging with you soon with the aim of unpacking various initiatives.
The EPPF Team