Table of Contents

I. Introduction

Chapter IIIChapter IVChapter VChapter VIMethodologyLimits of Inquiry

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II.

Literature Review

Temporal and spatial characteristics of environmental problemsEarly century (2011 to 2030: the prime of life for a twenty year-old today)Mid-century (2046 to 2065: the prime of life for a twenty year-old’s children)Late century (2080 to 2099: the prime of life for a twenty year-old’s grandchildren)Climate change throughout spaceShort-termismFinal remarks

III. Introduction The potential for pension funds to address climate changeGrowing power, growing responsibility?Climate change: financial risks and opportunitiesFiduciary duty as a perceived barrier to changeFiduciary duty in the context of pension fundsFiduciary duty’s paradox: incrementally flexibleIngrained inertia, short-termism and collective inactionPutting Sustainable Investing into Practice: a Governance Framework for Pension Funds

IntroductionLiterature review of sri field: sri, ri and sustainable investingUn pri: standardising understandings of ri?Sustainability: emphasising the long-termUk and us pension fund governance Investment beliefsSustainable investing framework Investment strategies for pension fund sustainable investingLegal context: barriers to and enablers of sustainable investing Fiduciary duty and sustainable investing: the need to document prudence and loyaltyPotential regulatory enablers of sustainable investingConclusion 

V. Nascent Jurisprudence on Intergenerational Equity

What is intergenerational equity? International legal sources of intergenerational equityDomestic legislation referring to intergenerational equityCase law on intergenerational equity Taralga landscape guardians inc v minister for planningWalker v minister for planningImplications Intergenerational equity as a judge-made principleJudges, democracy and the environmentCumulative impact: a longer timeframe?Intergenerational versus intra-generational equityConclusion

VI.

Investing in the Future: the Story of a River

Introduction Intergenerational equity through long-term investment? Conceptualizing the ‘long-term’Barriers to long-term investmentThe planetary trust conceptCritique of the planetary trust conceptComparison with defined benefit pension schemesTesting the planetary trust: ‘trustees’ of australia’s waterThe murray darling basin authority: analogous to the planetary trust?Implications Independent thinkersAvoiding time inconsistency in regulatory designChoosing the right institutional structure for intergenerational equityConclusion

Temporal and spatial challenges loom large Short-termism casts a long shadow A matter of trustLegislative changesLegal and institutional reflectionsGovernance structuresImplications for theoryFurther research Deepening our understanding of fiduciary dutyFinal remarks

VIII. Bibliography

Books and Journal ArticlesCase law: AustraliaCase law: United States Case law: International & otherLegislation: AustraliaLegislation: United KingdomLegislation: United StatesI. IntroductionPrevious Page – Abstract