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After a few false dawns, ESG now seems to be worthy of the label ‘mainstream'. In association with Aviva Investors we bring you the latest news and research into this sustainable mega trend.
We may be familiar with the concept of thematic investing, but how can themes actually play a part in security selection?
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Trustees are under increasing pressure to give more consideration to ESG factors. Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking.
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) and Phoenix Group have warned a joint approach is needed across the pensions industry and the government to improve scheme engagement with climate change.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has bolstered its fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) range with the launch of a new green bond ETF.
The overall business model of the investment management industry needs to be reengineered to deliver sustainable wealth creation that spans decades, not quarterly targets, says the 300 Club.
Scottish Widows Master Trust has expanded its fund range with the launch of five ESG funds, offering greater choice for members looking to invest their pension more sustainably.
Four in five (81%) industry professionals believe defined benefit (DB) schemes should choose their own framework and pathway to net-zero rather than following set prescriptions.
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 will revolutionise savings and help build back better and greener, says Guy Opperman.
Enhanced criminal and civil sanctions for defined benefit (DB) scheme negligence have become law after the Pension Schemes Act 2021 gained its place on the statute book.
Tony Burdon and Nick Robins set out how to make the green pledges go further.
One third of investors say the pandemic has increased their focus on ESG issues, with the issue now a focus across asset classes, research from bfinance shows.
The £2.7bn Dyfed Pension Fund will move 15% of its assets into low-carbon equity portfolios in a move to reduce its carbon footprint by screening out fossil fuel and thermal coal exposure.
The Asset Management Exchange (AMX) and DWS have launched an investment solution which allows schemes in pooled funds to express their stewardship preferences.
Aegon has embedded ESG criteria across its in-house workplace default funds through a partnership with HSBC Global Asset Management.
Mobius Life has launched a service to provide pension schemes with a report which collates asset managers’ ESG themes to help trustees complete their annual implementation statements.
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The carbon emissions in Aegon UK’s default pension funds will be slashed in half by 2030 under a longer-term plan to reach a net-zero position by the middle of the century.
The Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund (Barclays UKRF) has integrated ESG factors and climate risk into a £1.3bn diversified growth fund (DGF) portfolio used for its defined contribution (DC) scheme.
Michael Bushnell looks at the continuing impact of the pandemic on employer covenant and ESG risks, and how schemes can plan ahead.
After a year that took everyone by surprise, experts tell Professional Pensions what could be on the horizon for ESG in 2021.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) is calling for a European regulation of ESG data, research and ratings, in part to stamp out greenwashing.
Dr Pooja Khosla and Amer Khan argue that schemes should use their monetary power to seek change rather than divest.
Defined contribution (DC) savers believe responsible investing is at least as important as returns, with 26% stating they would forego the latter if their fund was invested in an ESG-conscious manner.
Thirty asset manager have founded and signed up to a new sustainable investment initiative which aims to achieve net-zero portfolios by 2050 or sooner.
Standard Life has expanded its range of responsible investment offerings for pension savers with the introduction of four new funds.
After a tumultuous year for every industry, James Phillips says 2021 can give the pensions industry and government a chance to tackle the long-term needs in retirement savings.
Justin Craib-Cox looks at the role that green convertible bonds can play in pension fund portfolios.
Legal and General Retirement (LGR) has committed to cutting the carbon emission intensity of its annuity book by half by 2030, while the overall group targets a net-zero portfolio by 2050.