What does the legal obligation on trustees to act in the best interest of their scheme’s members mean in the context of the need to manage the world’s environmental and social challenges? Why – and how – might pension funds consider their impact on people and planet alongside seeking a financial return?

Together with our panellists Mark Walker, Chief Investment Officer at Coal Pension Trustees, Denise Le Gal, Chair of Brunel Pension Partnership and Melanie Cusack, Client Director at PTL, a provider of independent trustee and governance services, we discussed how fiduciary duty as a concept has not changed, but our world has.