More than 60 civil society leaders including MPs, climate experts, faith leaders and local councillors have signed an open letter accusing pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman of backing continued investment in fossil fuels.
Lorna Blyth looks at how an amendment to the Pension Schemes Bill could force pension schemes to align their investment strategies with the Paris climate agreement.
Investors must keep up with the opportunities and challenges arising from disruption off the back of climate change and technological advances, says Julian Lyne.
The Parliamentary Contribution Pension Fund has been criticised for continuing to invest in fossil-fuel heavy companies despite a push into renewable energies.
The industry has rejected the need for multiple professional trustee accreditation regimes after the Pensions Management Institute and Association of Professional Pension Trustees launched rival frameworks.
Pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman has written to the 50 largest pension schemes requesting action to combat climate change.
The majority of schemes have claimed political and economic uncertainty has led them to disregard contingency planning for the range of potential Brexit outcomes.
Pension fund investors could face further disclosure requirements on ESG matters as an industry working group considers fresh law for trustees for as soon as next year.
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has joined a coalition of 88 investors to demand companies disclose more information on environmental impact.
Greater incentives are needed to encourage institutional investors, including pension funds, to invest in such a way to help prevent climate change, investment experts have argued.
Pension schemes and their investment managers must take their environmental and social responsibilities seriously and use funds to tackle climate change, Guy Opperman has said.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents have decidedly rejected former energy and climate change secretary Sir Ed Davey's argument that schemes should divest from fossil fuel intensive companies.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator criticising Sir Philip Green's latest plans for the Arcadia pension schemes.
A campaign to divest the MPs' Pension Scheme from fossil fuel investments has gained the support of 200 MPs and former MPs across partisan lines.
The Church of England Pensions Board has written to 55 European companies on their climate lobbying practices, and has warned of shareholder resolutions later this year.
Catherine Howarth argues that more auto-enrolment providers need to develop their climate-related risk management.
Contract-based schemes could face requirements to disclose their firms' policies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans.
A contentious report claims ESG resolutions at American company AGMs can do more harm than good. James Phillips explores the findings
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) deserves recent criticism over past failings, notably with Carillion, according to a narrow majority of this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
While the majority of UK's largest pension funds have taken action on climate change, parliament says some are still failing to manage their schemes responsibly
A model aimed at reducing climate change-related financial risk exposure from corporate credit assets has been launched by Insight Investment.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members should be responsible for most of the cost of increased contributions if the scheme's defined benefit (DB) section remains open to accrual, Pensions Buzz respondents say.
Various risks can have significant effects on DB scheme liabilities, but what should schemes prepare for? James Phillips reports on four investors' views on the biggest looming risks.
Pension funds should incorporate climate change expertise onto trustee boards as it poses severe short-term risks to investments, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has warned.