CACEIS has launched a carbon metrics reporting tool specifically designed to help UK pension schemes meet their upcoming disclosure obligations.
The Environment Agency Pension Fund's Marion Maloney joins with Aon's Tim Manuel and ITS's Tegs Harding to discuss net-zero targets and what sits behind them
Professional Pensions rounds up some of the latest ESG and climate news from across the industry.
Brunel portfolios see carbon and water reduction; Pool takes action on human slavery and cyber security
Brunel Pension Partnership engaged with 881 companies on 3,101 ESG issues over the course of 2020, helping to achieve progress towards targets on carbon saving, water intensity reduction, and gender equality.
Stephen O'Neill says the pandemic has highlighted the place for private markets in DC investment allocations.
Sustainability is becoming an ever more important topic for real estate investors. Greg Davison looks at the impact on returns and a practical example of how targeted investment can be implemented.
As deficits skyrocket, bond investors have an opportunity to engage with governments to try to ensure they tackle climate change, argues Thomas Dillon.
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.
With so much for trustees to grapple with currently, Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking about ESG.
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.
Trustees should not automatically dismiss investments in certain sectors on the basis of their core operations but consider their wider fiduciary duty to members, says Richard Butcher.
Adrian Boulding and Dr Daniel Philps look at how artificial intelligence will make it easier for investors to understand the ESG performance of their investee companies.
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.
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 will revolutionise savings and help build back better and greener, says Guy Opperman.
Enhanced criminal and civil sanctions for defined benefit (DB) scheme negligence have become law after the Pension Schemes Act 2021 gained its place on the statute book.
Tony Burdon and Nick Robins set out how to make the green pledges go further.
The Asset Management Exchange (AMX) and DWS have launched an investment solution which allows schemes in pooled funds to express their stewardship preferences.
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.
After a year that took everyone by surprise, experts tell Professional Pensions what could be on the horizon for ESG in 2021.
Defined contribution (DC) savers believe responsible investing is at least as important as returns, with 26% stating they would forego the latter if their fund was invested in an ESG-conscious manner.
After a tumultuous year for every industry, James Phillips says 2021 can give the pensions industry and government a chance to tackle the long-term needs in retirement savings.
Justin Craib-Cox looks at the role that green convertible bonds can play in pension fund portfolios.
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.