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.
Rory Murphy argues there is no excuse for pension trustees to be taking a back seat on climate change risks in the investment chain.
A report by Pinsent Masons calls on trustees to be more proactive on the risks posed by climate change, warning it is no longer a 'nice to have'. Stephanie Baxter considers the action points
Schemes could have the biggest impact when it comes to tackling climate change and company boards should embrace low carbon transition, says Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).
Granting statutory protection to pre-1997 benefits in defined benefit (DB) schemes would be an unfair cost to sponsors and would force even more closures, according to this weeks' Pensions Buzz respondents.
Independent governance committees (IGCs) may see their remit expanded to include reporting on social investing issues under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans unveiled in its business plan today.
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.