Honor Fell and Nick Lewis look at why environmental, social and governance integration remains challenging for many pension funds.
In the fifth part of our series looking at what firms did to win accolades at this year's UK Pensions Awards, PP speaks to LGT Capital Partners partner Tycho Sneyers about how the firm won the SRI / ESG Provider of the Year category.
The government is to increase tax relief on investment in social enterprises and social impact bonds, Chancellor George Osborne says.
Institutional investors and campaign groups have failed in their efforts to block James Murdoch's re-election to the board of BSkyB.
FairPensions has announced a training event for employees interested in lobbying their pension funds for responsible investment.
Mercer will integrate proprietary environmental, social and governance ratings into client reports.
The Church of England has disinvested News Corporation shares worth £1.9m after the company failed to address ethical concerns raised in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal.
More than three-quarters of asset owners consider climate change integration in manager selection, a global survey reveals.
Institutional investors have urged EU finance ministers to revise the emission trading scheme to combat the "exceptionally low" price of carbon.
Global - Nearly 80% of the GP panel say they do not plan to invest in green bonds despite changes in the market to make these more accessible to institutional investors.
UK - NEST has signed up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing in a bid to boost long term investing and good corporate governance.
NEST has signed up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing in a bid to boost long term investing and good corporate governance.
Proxy voting agencies are undermining the governance efforts of investors who try to to engage more effectively with firms they are invested with, a policy chief says.
GLOBAL -Institutional investors with over $20trn in assets are urging global policy makers to create policies that encourage private sector investment in climate change solutions.
FRANCE - Global sovereign wealth funds with over $9trn in assets are meeting to discuss ways to boost global economic growth, including the potential use of new financial instruments like "loyalty shares" or "capital access bonds".
Employees want the introduction of auto-enrolment to be linked to tough standards on ethical investment, according to research by UKSIF.
Institutional investors have poured £26m into F&C Investment's new climate change focused private equity fund of funds in a bid to target the burgeoning climate change investment sector.
More than half (56%) of EU corporate pension funds now have an SRI policy in place while a quarter of those without intend to implement one within the next year, research shows.
EUROPE - More than half (56%) of EU corporate pension funds now have an SRI policy in place while a quarter of those without intend to implement one within the next 12 months, research shows.
US - The number of defined contribution (DC) retirement plans in the US offering a sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) choice could double in the next three years, research suggests.
Pension funds will find it hard to maintain healthy financial returns if faced with accelerating climate change and ecosystem collapse, a report published today finds.
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Superannuation fund has returned 25.05% for its fiscal year ending June 2011.
The UK Sustainable Finance and Investment Association will call on employers to help their pension funds support the UK Stewardship Code at the launch of its biennial pensions report.
Kent County Council has come under fire from campaign groups for investing £24m of its pension fund portfolio in tobacco companies.