CalPERS issued two RFIs for providers to find and evaluate research on climate change risk and on human capital management.
Both are new mandates, said spokeswoman Megan White in an email.
The $430.5 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento, launched the searches to help pension plan officials ensure investment decisions are based on "cutting-edge, evidence-based economic insights," a news release said.
Both RFIs seek qualified academic, practitioner and research groups to help commission research that will inform CalPERS' sustainable investment strategy. The research could also be presented at a 2021 symposium organized and hosted by CalPERS and the selected firm or person, as well as a presentation at a CalPERS investment committee meeting.
Both responses to the human capital management and climate risk research RFIs are due at 5 p.m. PST Feb. 26. Submissions and questions can be emailed to [email protected].