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.
While greater consideration of ESG is boosting impressions of UK pension funds, Brexit is dampening investor confidence, notes David Weeks.
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.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents rejected James Brokenshire's suggestion that savers should be able to use their pensions to fund deposits for house purchases.
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.
Asset managers must begin publishing engagement policies for investee companies in a bid to improve stewardship, transparency, and stakeholder relationships.
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.
For too long, ESG has been talked about as if it were something outside our main investment process. Jonathan Stapleton says this must change.
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.