UK - The majority of the UK's largest pension schemes apply environmental, social or corporate governance criteria in the selection of fund managers, a report by campaigning organisation FairPensions reveals.
But it said a third "apparently did not apply these to the instruction, selection or reporting requirements from their fund managers".
The report also showed 35% of respondents used the UN Principles for Responsible Investment signatory status as a criterion in fund manager selection and 25% used climate change competence as a criterion.
In addition, approximately half said they employed internal or external personnel responsible for ESG issues.
FairPensions chief executive Catherine Howarth said: "Pension funds are now recognising that 'non-financial' issues can become financial issues, but many still need to match words with deeds if they are to be ready for major challenges associated with issues like climate change.
"Fund managers and advisors also need to anticipate changing client needs if they are to rebuild trust and retain the business of clients who becoming more aware and assertive of their long-term needs."
The report also found almost half of the funds surveyed did not disclose their largest investments and two thirds did not disclose their voting record.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme and BT Pension Scheme were ranked first by the survey.
The E.ON UK plc Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme - did not actively participate in the survey - was ranked 25th.
Five schemes - the Coal Pension Trustees Pension Schemes, IBM Pension Scheme, Unilever UK Pension Fund, BAe Systems Pension Scheme, Lloyds TSB Group plc Group Pension Scheme - did not actively participate in the survey and FairPensions was not able to discern any significant level of information on their schemes from their website or other sources.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans to use "new regulatory initiatives" with over 1,000 schemes as it aims to tighten its regulatory grip and boost member outcomes.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
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