CWC endorses three PRI board asset owner candidates in 2021 election

The CWC Leadership Team has endorsed three trade-union backed candidates for the PRI Board:

Scott Connolly (Telstra Super, Australia)
Sharon Hendricks (CalSTRS, United States)
Laetitia Tankwe (Ircantec, France).

The CWC encourages trustees at PRI signatory asset owner funds to:

  • Raise the election with fellow board members
  • Encourage their fund’s contact point with the PRI to vote for these three candidates


Sharon Hendricks
Vice-chair, CalSTRS Board

Sharon Hendricks is the Vice-chair of CalSTRS in the United States and a member of the AFT local 1521. Sharon has received the endorsement of the CWC leadership team in 2019, and this is her second PRI election. She has over 10 years of governance experience and has pushed CalSTRS to adopt a more activist investor role, including the development of the board’s investment beliefs on ESG issues. Sharon is committed in her second term on the PRI board to strengthen the influence of the PRI, to provide oversight on the retooling of the PRI reporting framework and to oversee the selection of the next CEO of PRI.

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Scott Connolly
Trustee Director, Telstra Super

Scott Connolly, a trustee at Telstra Super in Austrailia has been an active member of the CWC network. He is a respected leader of the Australian labour movement, serving as Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). With over 20 years experience leading and advocating for working Australians, Scott is well positioned to elevate workers’ voice and the consideration of social issues at PRI.

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Laetitia Tankwe
Advisor to Ircantec President, Ircantec

Laetitia Tankwe, advisor to the president of Ircantec in France and endorsed by CGT representatives, brings almost 20 years of experience in the financial sector. In her work, Laetitia strives to go beyond ESG integration and seeks to make a true impact in the real economy through stakeholder capitalism. In her current mandate on the PRI Board, she has demonstrated leadership supporting the PRI’s Financial, Audit and Risk Committee as well as its Policy Committee. Seeking re-election, Laetitia aspires to ensure that a high level of ambition is maintained at the PRI to turn a philosophy into real actions.

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The brainstorming sessions at the 20201 Workers’ Capital Conference will be an opportunity to meet the three union-backed PRI board candidates endorsed by the CWC.

The session times are as follows:

  • Session 4a on October 28th at 8:00–9:30 Pacific Time | 11:00–12:30 Eastern Standard Time | 17:00-18:30 Central European Time | Friday Oct 29 @ 2:00–3:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time
  • Session 4b on October 28th at 15:00–16:30 Pacific Time | 18:00–19:30 Eastern Standard Time | Friday Oct 29 @ 9:00–10:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (anchor time)

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