Blackrock has launched two ESG index funds for defined benefit and defined contribution (DC) schemes in response to growing demand for sustainable investment options.
The City and County of Swansea Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will swap around a quarter of its assets to a low-carbon fund by the end of the month, it has announced.
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.
There is mounting pressure on schemes to engage more actively with firms in which they invest. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the different approaches being used.
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.
The market for bonds focused on ESG issues is growing exponentially, but how can schemes take advantage? James Phillips explores the issue
Some of the UK's biggest pension schemes will be forced to report on climate risk in line with recommendations from the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Merseyside Pension Fund has allocated an initial £400m of assets to a smart sustainability fund managed by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).
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.
The 100 largest global pension funds are widely ignoring climate-related risks despite recent warnings by UN scientists, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) says.
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.
Diandra Soobiah says the sector must look at how to use positive examples of where value and values might align to build more trust and engagement among pension savers
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.
The Universities Superannuation scheme (USS), Railways Pension Scheme (RPS), and Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) are "at risk of breaching their fiduciary responsibilities", according to an Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) report.
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.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether the amount of criticism leveled at The Pensions Regulator recently is warranted, and whether default funds are fit for purpose.
Rory Murphy argues there is no excuse for pension trustees to be taking a back seat on climate change risks in the investment chain.