Almost half (43%) of trustees do not feel able to monitor and report on their schemes ESG policy to a high standard, according to CACEIS.
This week’s 89 Pensions Buzz respondents agreed with The Pensions Regulator’s decision to hold back from mandating the use of professional trustees.
PPF head of investment strategy Ian Scott tells James Phillips about the fund’s in-sourcing programme, recruitment, and investment risk management.
Sticking with the majority is often the comfortable, safe thing to do. Naomi L'Estrange argues trustees should embrace the uncertainty of going against the herd
Nearly half (48%) of UK investors expect to increase their socially responsible investments over the next three years, according to research by Charles Stanley.
UKSIF says scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties around ESG. Hope William-Smith looks at whether they need government intervention to get back on track.
Scottish Widows has created a specialist responsible investment team to monitor sustainable activity across its fund range.
By improving their stewardship activity and collaborating together, schemes can reduce the burden on resources, says Lauren Peacock.
LCP says significant numbers of savers want to invest in responsible companies but default funds aren’t keeping up with these changing preferences. Holly Roach reports
Just one in ten employers believe their pension offering has actively embraced ESG investment options, according to research by Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.
The Brunel Pension Partnership's decision on ESG divestment could go either way, say this week's 99 Pensions Buzz peers in split results.
Real assets are continuing to offer attractive illiquidity premia for investors. Hope William-Smith looks at the current allocation trends for boosting portfolio resilience.
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) says pension scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties around ESG and need government intervention to get back on track.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched a development fund focused on bottom-up stock selection of companies with sustainable competitive advantages and long-term growth.
BNY Mellon Investment Management has expanded its sustainable offering with the launch of an absolute return global bond fund under the management of boutique Newton Investment Management.
Analytical services company Camradata has published a white paper investigating how local authorities can act more responsibly with pension investments.
Jonathan Stapleton explains why the growing scale of DC providers is likely to herald rapid innovation in the market.
A strong growth in the number of ESG ratings and data providers could be contributing to slow progress on responsible investment goals, according to NN Investment Partners (NNIM).
Over 80% of consumers want to know more about which companies their pensions are invested in and more transparent updates on their business activities, according to PensionBee.
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.
MSCI is calling for all investors globally to more readily integrate ESG considerations throughout their investment processes to contribute to “an effective balanced transition towards a sustainable economy”.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has become a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
In an exclusive Professional Pensions webinar, Aviva Investors chief investment officer of real assets Mark Versey talks about the benefits and challenges of real assets and some of the key issues for trustees and other investors to consider when making...