Despite improvements in investment manager attitudes towards responsible investment, research reveals there is a way to go before the majority deliver meaningful action. Victoria Ticha explores why
A model aimed at reducing climate change-related financial risk exposure from corporate credit assets has been launched by Insight Investment.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members should be responsible for most of the cost of increased contributions if the scheme's defined benefit (DB) section remains open to accrual, Pensions Buzz respondents say.
An industry taskforce aimed at boosting innovation in the finance industry to enhance the profitability of social impact investment has been commissioned by the prime minister.
Pension schemes that divest from stocks in sectors such as tobacco, arms, or fossil fuels are acting in an "unethical" manner, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs' (IEA) head of lifestyle economics.
The UK's 25 largest defined benefit (DB) pension funds are being asked how they deal with climate risk after the government admitted a "widespread misunderstanding" of fiduciary duty.
Pension scheme members may be unwittingly investing in controversial firms as some ethical funds are not disclosing their full holdings.
Most men and women in this week's Pensions Buzz believe sexual harassment is not a big issue in the industry.
Recommendations encouraging pension funds to vote against companies failing to act on climate change have been published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
Michael Gibb has been appointed as Fidelity International's first head of stewardship and sustainable investing.
All private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes will have at least closed to accrual by 2028, according to this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
In this week's Pensions Buzz we want to know if you think there will be any private sector defined benefit schemes still open to accrual within a decade.
The government says it plans to clarify legislation around consideration of broader long-term financial risks, and schemes' ability to consider members' non-financial or ethical concerns.
ESG fund ratings are an oft-used tool for impact investing, but lack of standardised data means other analysis is necessary. James Phillips explores their usefulness
A government review has told trustees they must engage better with their members to build a nationwide "culture of social impact investment".
This week we want to know if the Chancellor will reform tax relief in the Budget and if the government should amend rules around salary exchange arrangements to help lower-paid workers.
Stark differences in approach to ESG issues between Europe and North America show significant cultural markers, James Phillips writes.
The industry holds mixed views on government policy in defined contribution provision, Professional Pensions research has found.
The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has boosted its efforts to combat climate risk and the impacts of climate change in an updated environmental policy.
European institutional investors are leading the way in their response to environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns compared to their American and Canadian counterparts, research has revealed.
Pension funds will benefit from reduced climate risk exposure as a growing number of the world's largest companies commit to addressing their carbon footprint.
Academy Award-winning actors have called on Aviva to set up a low-carbon default fund for the £110m Equity Pension Scheme.
Hundreds of pension funds and asset managers could lose their Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatory status in plans to cut down on "greenwashing".
BNP Paribas will end business with companies whose primary activities involve profiting from the extraction of oil or gas from shale or tar sands, while ramping up its investments in renewable energy.