ESG Stewardship for Defined Contribution Plan Fiduciaries

May 11, 2017 | Linsey Schoemehl Payne, Vice President, ,

Live Webinar – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 1:00-1:45 PM CT

Follow @MarquetteView and #ESG for live webinar highlights

Defined contribution plans have increasingly adopted features that encourage participation and retirement readiness — from automatic enrollment to target date funds. Consideration of environmental, social and governance issues within defined contribution plans has also gained momentum as a way for plan sponsors to engage participants and mitigate risks for the investor. Plan sponsors are now challenged with determining whether to incorporate ESG considerations into the stewardship of defined contribution plans — and how to best go about doing so.

Please join us for the third webinar in our defined contribution guidance series, a discussion on ESG stewardship. This session will cover key topics from our recently published paper, Bracing for Impact: How to Prepare for the Next Generation of Defined Contribution Plans.

Attendees will be briefed on:

  • ESG issues and relevance
  • Clarification of fiduciary duties
  • Materiality of ESG factors
  • Demographic shifts — the rise of millennials
  • Getting started with ESG
  • Top 5 reasons to add ESG to DC plans


Who should attend: Defined contribution plan sponsors, investment managers

Live webinar attendees will be able to submit questions to the presenters and vote in audience polls during the event. Questions will be answered during the final 15 minutes of the webinar, as time allows.

If you are unable to attend the webinar live, you can also view it afterward on demand. Registrants will automatically receive a follow-up email shortly after the end of the webinar to notify them of webinar recording availability.

Linsey Schoemehl Payne
Vice President

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