Schemes need to obtain emissions data to measure their carbon footprint, but this process comes with challenges. Stephanie Baxter explores how to overcome them and why schemes need to look beyond emissions
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) will cut its carbon emissions by 50% from a 2010 baseline level by the end of this decade on its trajectory to net zero.
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Professional Pensions parent Incisive Media is pleased to announce the first keynote speakers for its inaugural Sustainable Investment Festival, which takes place live online between 22-25 June.
Regulatory pressures over ESG will only intensify. Lucy Tusa says it is better for trustees to embrace this direction of travel sooner rather than later
Despite Brexit, indirect EU impacts are expected to influence how UK schemes and their asset managers stay alert to ESG issues, writes Charlotte Moore.
The government will consult on mandating the use of simpler annual statements while also setting out an approach to a “pension statement season”, says Guy Opperman.
The switch to a zero-carbon economy provides the opportunity for attractive returns for pension funds, even if they are "not shoot the lights out returns", says Lord Adair Turner.
Pensions minister Guy Opperman has set out a timetable for secondary legislation to bring Pension Schemes Act provisions into force.
Demands on asset managers to consider ESG issues and adopt greater transparency has prompted ShareAction to publish a leading practices report, so that investors can compare the practices of their chosen firms with leaders in the industry.
Savers are mostly unaware of the steps their workplace pension schemes are taking to tackle and reduce the impact of climate change, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Standards Association (PLSA).
Four in five (81%) industry professionals believe defined benefit (DB) schemes should choose their own framework and pathway to net-zero rather than following set prescriptions.
Tony Burdon and Nick Robins set out how to make the green pledges go further.
The £2.7bn Dyfed Pension Fund will move 15% of its assets into low-carbon equity portfolios in a move to reduce its carbon footprint by screening out fossil fuel and thermal coal exposure.
The defined contribution (DC) market must pay more attention to climate change, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
The carbon emissions in Aegon UK’s default pension funds will be slashed in half by 2030 under a longer-term plan to reach a net-zero position by the middle of the century.
The Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund (Barclays UKRF) has integrated ESG factors and climate risk into a £1.3bn diversified growth fund (DGF) portfolio used for its defined contribution (DC) scheme.
The Make My Money Matter campaign has launched a satirical pensions film to highlight the environmental impact of pension savings.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a climate transition index equity fund for defined benefit and defined contribution investors.
Dr Pooja Khosla and Amer Khan argue that schemes should use their monetary power to seek change rather than divest.
Legal and General Retirement (LGR) has committed to cutting the carbon emission intensity of its annuity book by half by 2030, while the overall group targets a net-zero portfolio by 2050.
Half of scheme representatives agree fiduciary duty hinders trustees in addressing climate change, finds XPS
Half of scheme representatives believe the current fiduciary duty of trustees hinders them in their ability to address climate change, according to a poll by XPS Pensions Group.
Government promises to unleash net-zero investment blitz with '10 Point Plan' for 'Green Industrial Revolution'
Carbon capture, hydrogen, nuclear, electric vehicles (EVs) and renewables all set to benefit from £12bn government stimulus plan, but critics warn funding falls well short of the level required to trigger a green recovery.
A proposal to ensure savers receive a Pension Wise appointment prior to accessing their retirement pot has received cross-party support in parliament, while Labour seeks net-zero pensions by 2050.