Important themes for our sponsors to consider when preparing their sessions for the 2021 conference Our online Imbizo held in March 2021 provided an opportunity to explore practical tools for trustees and retirement funds to identify investment options that work towards creating the bricks and mortar needed for communities to flourish. We also explored how a focus on women promotes economic growth and inclusion and significant benefits for society at large.

For this reason, we propose that when speakers prepare for their plenary, masterclass or webinar sessions they include consideration to the following:

1. Gender lens investing for retirement funds

2. What are alternative asset classes and their use for retirement funds

3. What are infrastructure investments and what issues should trustees consider when investigating these types of investments?

4. Are investment returns the only measure trustees should focus on?