DC 'climate-friendly' investments up 23% in last three years

Barnett Waddingham finds at-retirement sustainability ‘lags behind’ growth

Jasmine Urquhart
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Barnett Waddingham has found many DC providers have improved on their sustainability commitments, although 'at-retirement' plans have a way to go
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Barnett Waddingham has found many DC providers have improved on their sustainability commitments, although 'at-retirement' plans have a way to go

The uptake of “climate-friendly” policies among defined contribution (DC) schemes has increased by 23% since 2021, according to research from Barnett Waddingham.

The consultancy's analysis of 22 DC default plans at 31 December 2023 found the majority (86%) of schemes have net-zero targets for 2050 or earlier, with 18% targeting 2040. Most schemes (81%) a...

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