HISTORY OF PREVIOUS SUBMISSIONS
To Government Stakeholder Pension Review sent
31 October 1997 to John Nightingale Esq of Government Pension
Review Office further to previous communications with John Oliver
of same department. No response.
To Peter Askins of Pension Review Team sent
16 November 1998 in response to Government Pension Regulation
consultation and to invite participation in forthcoming March
99 ET Conference. Reply of 19 November concluded the material
was "outside the competence" of the review process.
To the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP Minister for
the Environment 29 January 1999 to inform of earlier efforts and
to invite participation in March 99 ET Conference. Reply of 25
February 1999 by Mr Meacher showed genuine interest, expressed
the wish to be kept in touch with our progress and arranged for
one of his officials, Emily Hay, to attend.
Prior to these Government submissions the EIO
had previously approached a range of Environmental NGO's, notably
Greenpeace International in 1994/5 where a lengthy and documented
exploratory process was undergone. Greenpeace subsequently declined
to champion the concept, but in the meantime forwarded the EIO's
proposals to Sustainability Ltd.
One particular component of the Environmental
Tracking Mechanism, namely the ranking of the FTSE 100, was separated
out from the investment mechanism and subsequently appeared in
the guise of the BIE ICEE(Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement)
in Autumn 1996. Subsequent efforts during the course of meetings
held at the LSE in 1998 to reintegrate the ICEE with the original
Environmental Tracking Mechanism in advance of the March 99 conference
failed to progress.
The number of other involved organisations we
have contacted at different times is too numerous to list here
but some of the better known groups in addition to those already
mentioned in this document include, ACCA, The BODY SHOP, ELF,
FORUM FOR THE FUTURE, GREENPEACE UK, THE LORD MAYORS OFFICE, NAPF,
SOLAR CENTURY, UKSIF, USS and numerous other investment, pension
and legal organisations.
In addition to our participation in the UNED
STAKEHOLDER FORUM process already mentioned we have also made
approaches about participating in the UNEP FINANCE INITIATIVE
(UNEP FI) based in Geneva. However, there is currently a significant
financial hurdle involved in the annual membership of this forum
which currently prevents us from doing so.