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As part of the week-long summit, the annual Innovation Awards recognised asset owner achievements in communication, investment, technology and plan design. Using the 2020 summit theme as a guide, pension funds and other asset owners based in five continents presented the various ways they were working to “Futureproof Retirement”. In 2020, P&I’s WPS introduced a new category: Brightest Idea. This live-pitched event highlighted innovation in investment towards limiting the impact of climate change. This category was judged live via the WorldPensionSummit platform by attendees – and resulted in a three-way tie.

We congratulate all winners in all our Innovation Award categories and thank every nominee for their dedication to futureproofing retirement.

DOWNLOAD here the jury reports of all nominations
5-Word-Acceptance-Speeches: watch here


WINNER: Advantages Retirement Plan™
Preya Singh-Cushnie, director, Insurance Advisory & Education Services,Ontario Medical Association / OMA Insurance | Canada

RUNNER UP: Collective Variable Pension (CVP)
A collaboration by Shell Pension Fund (SNPS, Shell NL Pensioen Stichting),SBZ Pensioen, Achmea Pension Services (APS) | Netherlands

Dynamic Life-Cycle Funds' Strategy
Tadas Gudaitis, CEO Swedbank Asset Management Lithuania | Lithuania

Growth through Governance and Sustainability
Ignacio Hernandez Valiñani, Chairman, Pensions Caixa 30, F.P. | Spain

HESTA Impact
Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer HESTA | Australia


WINNER: First rewards program for all pension users: “GanAhorro de AforeMóvil” ¡Shop like always and earn free savings!
Víctor Rafael Baeza Bravo, Vice-president of Operations, Comisión Nacional delSistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR) | Mexico

RUNNER UP: Staying Connect to our members
Bongi Mkhize, Chief Operations Officer/ Principal Officer, KwaZulu-Natal JointMunicipal Pension/Provident Funds | South Africa

Godwin Simba, Managing Director, Octagon Pension Services Limited | Kenya

Voluntary contribution starter gift voucher
Marius Esparon, Assistant Risk Manager, Seychelles Pension Fund | Seychelles


WINNER: GoalTracker 
Ian Morante, CEO, Nationwide Super | Australia

RUNNER UP: Mijnwaardeoverdracht.nl
A collaboration by APG, Blue Sky Group, Hyfen, Nationale Nederlanden, PGGM | The Netherlands

Jon Lieberkind, Founder & co-CEO, Grandhood | Denmark

Unique booking-app
Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark | Denmark


WINNER: Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA Sustainable Report
Sergio Carfizzi, General Manager, Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA | Italy

RUNNER UP: Cbus' innovative investment approach that is contributing positivelyto broader economic, societal and environmental outcomes
Kristian Fok, Chief Investment Officer, Cbus (United Super) | Australia

Climate leadership: AP1 divests from fossil fuels
Urban Hansson Brusewitz, Chairman, AP1 (Första AP-fonden) | Sweden

Nest goes tobacco free across all its portfolios
Helen Dean, CEO, Nest | United Kingdom

Investing for the Environment

Five finalist nominees pitched their Brightest Idea before an expert jury and our critical audience. The winners of the Brightest Idea are:
● Bringing Science-based Impacts Innovations to Industry | Activate Global, Inc, Robert Ethier
● Strategic Risk Management: MPT meets the SDGs - Let's integrate our thinking about climate (and other) risks | Ario Advisory, Mike Clark
● Element6™ Climate Risk Platform | Urgentem, Girish Narula