PP’s expert panel discusses the implementation and integration of ESG into investment
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.
Guy Opperman says he will not slow down on aiming to implement “ambitious” programmes to tackle climate change while the government will also continue to intervene where it feels the industry is not doing enough.
Cross-industry task force issues guidance on stricter climate-related disclosures for pension schemes
A consultation has been launched on guidance to help schemes get to grips with assessing, managing, and reporting climate-related risks in-line with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Sackers has published its fourth guide for trustees on ESG and climate change-related risks, designed to help compliance with upcoming regulatory requirements.
Bonds aligned with more focused goals can boost companies’ green transition, says Shawn Keegan.
Schemes must do more to lessen the financial risks of climate change, says Guy Opperman.
Members are increasingly seeking external adjudication on schemes’ approach to ESG issues. Stephen Richards outlines the steps trustees can take to prepare for this activism.
Nearly two-thirds of this week’s 133 Pensions Buzz respondents believe the introduction of simpler and standardised annual benefit statements will help more members engage with their pension.
Changes are afoot in the pensions regulatory landscape in a bid to boost both security and outcomes for members. Charles Counsell reveals what you can expect from the regulator this year.
ESG is increasingly important for schemes but trustees have little influence over manager decisions. Pádraig Floyd asks what they can do to redress the balance.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher
While equities are often considered the best weapon to wield in ESG-related engagement, pension schemes also have huge power through their bond allocations, says Mitch Reznick
While the pensions industry’s approach to ESG has changed considerably since three years ago, there are still opportunities for schemes to take advantage of, says Lauren Peacock.
The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership pool has selected Truvalue Labs to evaluate ESG and reputational risks across all of its asset managers.
From October, trustees need to show how they are factoring ESG issues into investment decisions. Holly Roach explores why the changes may not be radical but could boost member engagement.
Across the industry, two key discussions are dominating the landscape: ESG and DC investment. Getting the approach to both of these right is vital, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The majority of schemes have claimed political and economic uncertainty has led them to disregard contingency planning for the range of potential Brexit outcomes.
Local authority schemes must work alongside other stakeholders, in the UK and abroad, to deliver meaningful action on ESG issues, says John Gray
Portfolios constructed using a cashflow-driven approach can prove to be a good fit for meeting ESG regulatory requirements and mitigating risk, says David Curtis.
Schemes are still dissuaded from integrating ESG-conscious investments into their portfolios due to a lack of evidence on performance, a Sackers survey finds.
BNY Mellon Investment Management has launched a sustainable global equity income fund under the management of boutique Newton Investment Management's Nick Clay, and head of responsible and charity investment Rob Stewart.
This week's top stories included the GMP Equalisation Working Group publishing a call to action to help schemes begin the process.