The market for bonds focused on ESG issues is growing exponentially, but how can schemes take advantage? James Phillips explores the issue
Richard Butcher says ESG is simply more of the same of what we do now, so why isn't it properly catching on?
The £711m Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund has joined Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM)'s global sustain strategy.
Smaller schemes should be given more time to prepare data for the pensions dashboard while larger counterparts should be brought on earlier, this week's Pensions Buzz respondents say.
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).
The Northern local government pension scheme (LGPS) pool has pledged to completely decarbonise its investments by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris agreement.
Merseyside Pension Fund has allocated an initial £400m of assets to a smart sustainability fund managed by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).
Government rules over ethical investment in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will hit the Supreme Court as campaigners contest state interference.
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.
LGPS Central has appointed Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) to run engagement and voting services for the investments of its nine local authority funds.
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.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues could be the key to greater engagement with members if the power of investments is communicated well, says Emma Douglas.
Labour Party plans to renationalise core industries and require the largest listed companies to hand 10% of shares to employees would be a "double whammy" for pensions, business leaders have warned.
Just under half of respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz argued the master trust market would operate more efficiently if there were fewer participants, without damaging competition.
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 Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has become the fourth local authority pool signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
Companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and their average staff members from 2019, the government has announced.
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.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) expects to consult on trustees' legal duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks from next month.