Norfolk County Council Pension Fund, Norwich, England, is leading a search for advisory providers to join a new multiprovider framework agreement for environmental, social and governance services, Nigel Keogh, national Local Government Pension Scheme frameworks operations and development manager for the council, said in an e-mail.
The search is being conducted by the £2.9 billion ($4 billion) pension fund for itself and on behalf of 10 other U.K. pension funds — the Environment Agency; London Borough of Hackney; Bradford Metropolitan District Council; Lancashire County Council Pension Fund; Lincolnshire County Council Pension Fund; Nottinghamshire County Council; Suffolk County Council Pension Fund; Wirral Borough Council; Wolverhampton City Council; and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Services are requested for engagement, proxy voting, and/or stewardship research and data.
Further information is available on the Norfolk County Council’s procurement website.
Responses are due July 18. A hiring decision is expected on Aug. 29.