New legislation is needed to push pension trustees and asset managers to consider ESG factors within their legal duty to beneficiaries, as well as ensuring trustees are up to standard, ShareAction says.
Catherine Howarth argues that more auto-enrolment providers need to develop their climate-related risk management.
Paul Dickinson has replaced Emma Howard Boyd as chair of ShareAction after her three-year tenure.
Pension scheme trustees will be handed a fresh obligation to disclose to members how they take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when investing.
Catherine Howarth says one way to engage savers, and ultimately increase voluntary contributions, is to appeal to their values
A contentious report claims ESG resolutions at American company AGMs can do more harm than good. James Phillips explores the findings
Phasing has arrived with auto-enrolment contributions rising from 2% to 5% for millions of pension savers. As we wait to see what happens as a result, James Phillips asks what's next.
Catherine Howarth says unlike the EU, our own policy-makers have been cautious in seeking to make the financial sector useful to Britain's environmental and social goals
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ESG fund ratings are an oft-used tool for impact investing, but lack of standardised data means other analysis is necessary. James Phillips explores their usefulness
Catherine Howarth says the tax avoidance revelations show transparent investment systems are in the public interest and must be applied to pensions
Names six members of new committee
Catherine Howarth explains why it is essential UK policy on sustainability doesn't fall behind following Brexit
Some of the country's largest pension schemes have joined a £6.1trn investor coalition urging firms to reveal more information about workforce management.
BMO Global Asset Management has begun excluding companies with fossil fuel reserves from some of its responsible funds, with an aim to completely divest across the range by 2020.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) members will meet The Pensions Regulator (TPR) next month after lobby groups warned just 12 funds highlighted climate change risks in their investment strategy statements.
A global alliance of pension funds and investors have come together to call on fast food giants such as McDonald's to slash their use of antibiotics.
As the economy moves towards low-carbon alternatives, how do pension funds put pressure on those companies failing to keep pace? James Phillips explores
Catherine Howarth explains why we need to allow savers to have choice when it comes to picking their workplace pension provider
Industry officials have called for asset manager reward systems to be axed in favour of higher flat salaries, in order to discourage short-termism.
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has outlined its approach to protecting members against environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
The liabilities of DB schemes are often seen as a burden on younger savers, but is this really the case? James Phillips explores the arguments
Two years have passed since the Law Commission's landmark review that attempted to clear up confusion over trustees' fiduciary duties. Stephanie Baxter finds despite some initial progress there is much more work to be done.
Catherine Howarth believes the inclusion of ESG considerations in the IORP II Directive is crucial to protect pension savers in a highly uncertain, low-returns environment.