Introducing

Church of England Pensions Board

The Investor Mining & Tailings Safety Initiative is an investor-led engagement

Adam Matthews
Church of England Pensions Board, director of ethics and engagement
             

Adam is the director of ethics and engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, as well as a board member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. He is also the co-lead, on behalf of CA100+,for engagement with Royal Dutch Shell that led to the 2018 joint statement on climate targets agreed between Shell and institutional investors.

Following the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster, Adam is co-lead of the Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative with John Howchin, from theSwedish Ethics Council. He also represents the Principles for ResponsibleInvestment as a co-convenor of the Global Tailings Review.

Adam founded and is co-chair of the Transition PathwayInitiative, an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative that assesses companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low-carbon economy(and publishes this through the London School of Economics). Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative, a forum that convenes dialogue between mining company CEOs and church leaders.

Adam also serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians Investment Advisory Board and on the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association Stewardship Advisory Group.

Investor Mining & Tailings Safety Initiative

The Investor Mining & Tailings Safety Initiative is an investor-led engagement convening institutional investors active in extractive industries including major asset owners and asset managers. Inputs into the investor process have been sought from communities impacted by the most recent disaster, leading international experts, government representatives, leading international technical advisors as well as company representatives.

The Investor Mining & Tailings Safety Initiative is governed through a steering committee chaired by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council of Ethics of the AP Funds.

www.churchofengland.org/investor-mining-tailings-safety-initiative