Agenda and decisions

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2020 and 7 May 2020 (PF3) and to receive information arising from them.

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The Minutes of the Meetings held on 3 March 2020 and 5 May 2020 were approved and signed as an accurate record.


Petitions and Public Address

This meeting of the Pension Fund Committee will be held virtually in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements, we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on 29 May 2020. Requests to speak should be sent to together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting.


Where a meeting is held virtually and the addressee is unable to participate virtually their written submission will be accepted


Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.


Ms Al Chisholm on behalf of Fossil Free Oxfordshire.


Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Report by the Director of Finance (PF5)


The report provides the feedback to the Committee on the recent consultation exercise on the Investment Strategy Statement including the Climate Change Policy, and proposes final changes to the draft document.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to consider the responses to the recent consultation exercise and approve the changes to the draft documents as set out in the report and incorporated in Annex 3.

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Recommendations Agreed, (on a motion by Councillor Mark Lygo, seconded by Councillor Kevin Bulmer and carried by 10 votes to 0, with 1 abstention) subject to committing 100% of the UBS portfolio to the Sustainable Global Equities portfolio.


Climate Change Policy Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 683 KB

Report by Director of Finance (PF6).


The report sets out how the Pension Fund plans to implement its Climate Change Policy (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Policy’). The key commitment of the Policy is to transition investment portfolios to net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) by 2050, consistent with seeking to limit the temperature increase to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. The actions in the implementation plan have been developed to work towards delivery of this commitment. The Policy requires the Fund to establish intermediate targets in pursuit of the commitment.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to:


(a)           adopt the Climate Change Policy Implementation Plan; and

(b)          determine the action it wishes to take in respect of the transition of the existing UBS global equity mandate to Brunel considering the information provided under the second bullet point of paragraph 6.


Recommendations agreed nem con


Overview and Outlook for Investment Markets pdf icon PDF 472 KB

Report of the Independent Financial Adviser (PF7).


The report sets out an overview of the current and future investment scene and market developments across various regions and sectors. The report itself does not contain exempt information and is available to the public. The Independent Financial Adviser will also report orally and any information reported orally will be exempt information.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to receive the report.