PP’s expert panel discusses the implementation and integration of ESG into investment
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New disclosure rules relating to UK pension funds' consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and engagement with investee companies came into force last October.
The new rules require pension schemes to include details of their ESG policies within their statement of investment principles (SIP) - outlining their approach to engagement with investee companies and explaining how they take account of financially material factors, including ESG and climate change considerations, in their investment decision making.
This is only the start of the regulatory journey and there will be further rule changes this year - with additional requirements for both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
Yet, while ESG requirements on schemes have been increasing, the new rules have had differing levels of engagement from trustees - and different schemes are taking quite different approaches to the issue.
But the investment managers that run scheme portfolios are also taking different approaches to implementation.
Join our expert speakers - TwentyFour Asset Management chairman Graeme Anderson; Legal & General Investment Management senior global investment stewardship manager Jeannette Andrews; and Aviva Investors global head of ESG investment solutions Marte Borhaug - to look at how investment managers are working to implement ESG and stewardship approaches across their portfolio as well as assessing some of the challenges they face.
Our webinar also look at the quality of the data and information available to investors and assess how managers are implementing ESG across different asset classes such as fixed income, real estate and alternatives.
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