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Pensions & Investments' WorldPensionSummit is once again honouring great initiatives and proven solutions in pensions with the 2020 Innovation Awards.

Difficult times requires out-of-the-box thinking and can inspire organisations to become creative solution finders. In these difficult and uncertain times we find that necessity is the origin of innovation. And we are convinced many innovative solutions have seen the light and possibly even have accelerated by the current economic situation we are facing following the COVID-19 pan-epidemic. We are therefor seeking pension funds who are using innovation to drive their pensions forward through investment, design, innovation, participation, communication or any way that may help drive successful outcomes for the plan participants. 

We wish to highlight innovation and excellence and provide inspiration in Plan design, Investing, Technology and  Communication. Past winners were selected for their cutting-edge ideas and projects. 

In order to find the best out-of-the-box thinkers and trailblazers in the business we must learn more about who, what, when and why this organization and their initiative deserves an Innovation Award. Entries are encouraged from organisations from around the world. The winners and runners-up will be announced and recognized at the Pensions & Investments WorldPensionSummmit, during the Innovation Awards Ceremony, to be held on 21 October 2020. The deadline for submitting your entry is July 30.

Criteria for Innovation Award nomination:

  • Only pension funds can be nominated for an Innovation Award. Anyone other than a pension plan is invited to nominate a pension plan with the explicit permission of that pension plan. In that case the pension plan is the nominee and the submitter will be acknowledged as external champion.
  • There is no fee to enter. 
  • Approved nominations are eligible to register with 50% discount on the delegatefee (1 per organisation). 
  • Corporate pension funds are invited to apply for a complimentary delegate pass (send an email to mguldemond@pionline.com)

Your nominee benefits include:

  • A global platform for sharing your innovation and recognition for your hard work as a pension fund professional
  • Eligible to register with 50% discount on the delegatefee (1 per organisation)
  • Recognition via our online Pensions & Investments platforms
  • Recognition in the P&I WorldPensionSummit Innovation Awards booklet
  • Logo listing as a nominee during the awards ceremony
  • Winners and runners-up take home a beautiful handmade glass award
  • Winners and runners-up are chosen by an expert jury and recognized and announced at our awards ceremony on October 21

NEW: The Brightest Idea Award
Innovation starts with a new idea, a spark, a brainwave, a tiny little seed that needs to be planted with care and  with the right nutrients it can grow into an innovation that contributes to a better world.  This year we are looking for brightest idea in INVESTING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT | How our assets can futureproof our planet. 

Are you an innovator or visionary or you have an awesome idea for a brand new innovation, but you don't have the platform or contacts to launch this and get people interested? This is your channel to reach institutional investors from around the globe. Anyone can enter: start-ups, consultants, students, associations, pension funds, communication experts, wizzkids, tech companies, scale-ups, governments, asset managers, your super smart 16 year old nephew, demographers, designers, pension providers, young professionals and fintechs.

Kickstart green finance and submit your idea to give it life and the audience it deserves. You never know what it may bring you in the future. Your idea will be published in our Brightest idea pamphlet. The top 5 ideas selected by our jury are invited to do a 5 minute pitch during the awards-session on October 21. Our audience will vote LIVE for the ultimate brightest Idea of 2020 during the Innovation & Brightest Idea Award ceremony. May the best idea win!

Criteria for Brightest Idea nomination:

  • Any idea related to Investing for the environment can be submitted
  • Anyone can enter
  • You will need to fill out the question form and submit 1 visual of your idea
  • There is a registration fee of 100 dollar
  • We offer the option to waive the registration fee for a maximum of 3 nominees
  • Each nominee has the option to register for a summit delegate pass with 50% discount
  • All ideas will be listed in our brightest idea publication
  • 5 Brightest ideas are invited to pitch LIVE or by means of a video
  • The ideas remains intellectual property of the nominee

Your Brightest Idea nominee benefits include:

  • A global platform for sharing your brightest ideas & pitch for top 5 Brightest Idea
  • Eligible to register with 50% discount on the delegatefee (1 per organisation)
  • Recognition via our online Pensions & Investments platforms
  • Recognition in the P&I WorldPensionSummit Brightest Idea Pamphlet
  • Listing as a Brightest Idea nominee in the LIVE Awards session
  • The Brightest Idea winner takes home a beautiful handmade glass award


The WorldPensionSummit 2020  
– Time to Futureproof Retirement - New approach for a new decade -

From climate change to global pandemics, emergency monetary policy to the gig economy, the pension world faces a number of new challenges. On one hand, shifts in demographics, working practices and even personal ambition have permanently changed the labour market. On the other, shareholder responsibility and an ever-broader investment palate have pushed portfolio management and asset allocation to be more significant than ever. This year, we have been dealt a third, almost unimaginable hand of a worldwide emergency, which has resulted in unprecedented government and central bank programs that have thrown both the economy and society into new territory. If pension funds and other institutional investors are not immune to these challenges nor to the world changing around them, they could be instrumental in finding the necessary solutions. With unrivalled investment might and leaders pushing on thoughtful innovation, the next decade could see the boundaries on what this sector can achieve continue to push out. Now is our time – and there has never been more to do.

The P&I WorldPensionSummit is scheduled for 19-23 October 2020For more details about the P&I WorldPensionSummit and to register go to www.pionline.com/wps2020

We look forward to you joining us in October!