The Labor Department has awarded Summit Consulting a contract to evaluate various retirement models and investments in support of DOL’s chief evaluation office.
Summit said Wednesday it will collaborate with Alicia Munnell from the Center for Retirement Research and Meir Statman from Santa Clara University to conduct the analyses.
Work includes assessment of policy options intended to increase the coverage and portability of pension plans as well as situational analysis of environmental, social and governance-related investment platforms.
“We are excited to be working with such eminent researchers as Dr. Munnell and Dr. Statman to help the Department of Labor better understand the important issues of retirement plan coverage and portability and the newer field of ESG investing,” said China Layne, manager of data analytics and research at Summit.
DOL CEO has worked with the company since 2011 to promote high-quality independent evaluations and evidence-based assessments at the department.