Contacting the Corporate affairs team
Meet your Corporate affairs team
Head of Corporate Communications & External Relations
Richard leads the Corporate Affairs team, coordinating and leading USS’s work to engage with the media, Government and others.
Corporate Communications Manager
Joel SawyerJoel is the first point of contact for most media enquiries. He focuses on USS corporate issues such as the valuation process.
Investment Communications Manager
Alex covers our investment communications, working closely with USSIM (this includes our private market assets and our Net Zero journey).
Public Affairs Manager
Sam leads on USS’s engagement with Westminster and Whitehall, and coordinates our annual responsible investment reporting.
13 September 2023
USS receives FRC approval for upholding high stewardship standards
USS has continued to meet the high standards of reporting to remain a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Stewardship Code.
17 August 2023
Court of Appeal case against USS dismissed
The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an attempt by two members of the scheme, Dr McGaughey and Prof. Davies, to bring proceedings against a number of current and former directors of USS’s corporate trustee potentially using scheme funds to do so.
25 July 2023
USS publishes 2023 Report and Accounts
Universities Superannuation Scheme has published its annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year to 31 March 2023 – a year marked by significant volatility across financial markets.
Views from USS
26 September 2023
Putting a fair price on our private market investments
Unlike publicly listed assets, where values are obtained from quoted traded prices, private assets are valued by experts using a range of different data points and techniques to form a view of fair value.
7 September 2023
Improving climate analysis with the University of Exeter
Climate scenario analysis is a vital tool to help us assess the financial risks we face as investors under various future climate outcomes. We’ve worked with the University of Exeter to develop four new climate scenarios that are more useful for our investment decision-making.
25 July 2023
Our latest progress to Net Zero
Our latest TCFD report is now live, which looks at how we’re tackling the financial risks of climate change. Innes McKeand, our Head of Strategic Equities, talks about our progress towards our Net Zero ambition and the actions we’ve taken.
Stewardship Code Report 2023
Read how we implement our commitments to the UK Stewardship Code and summarise our responsible investment activities and outcomes across all of our asset classes.