Blackrock has launched two ESG index funds for defined benefit and defined contribution (DC) schemes in response to growing demand for sustainable investment options.
The funds - which launched this month as authorised contractual schemes (ACS) - allocate to enhanced ESG profiles with lower-carbon footprints while aiming to achieve financial return objectives in global...
LGIM Real Assets has committed to deliver net-zero carbon across its 76 million sq. ft. UK real estate portfolio by 2050.
Hymans Robertson has pledged to be lifetime net-zero carbon by 2025, meaning it will offset all its carbon emissions dating back to its formation in 1921.
Institutional investor demand for green UK sovereign bonds will be high as pension schemes seek to manage their climate change risks and tap up green opportunities, experts say.
Aegon has embedded ESG criteria across its in-house workplace default funds through a partnership with HSBC Global Asset Management.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) trustee board has warned investment returns will be lower in the future than expected as it edges closer to concluding its 2020 valuation.