European Retirement Week: Joint event AEIP/ PensionsEurope Joint Event
(E)SG: Social and Governance Factors in Europe
BRUSSELS, 5 December 2022 – On 29 November 2022, PensionsEurope and AEIP organised a joint webinar focusing on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policy in pensions, and on the integration of Social and Governance (SG) considerations in investment decisions.
During the event, Petra Hielkema, Chairperson of EIOPA, and Åsa Norrie, Regional CEO and Head of Distribution at Principal Asset Management, emphasised that EDI policy is an important topic in many respects. Petra Hielkema highlighted the challenges posed by the gender pension gap, stressing that the difference in retirement income between men and women stands around 30% and explaining that this is also due to women often taking up caring responsibilities and working part-time.
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