Rachel Neill has been appointed as Smart Pension's first head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) as it plans to launch responsible investment funds.
US-based Federated Investors has completed its acquisition of a 60% interest in Hermes Investment Management from the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened a consultation proposing reforms to trustees' investment duties to boost ESG risk consideration. Kim Kaveh gauges industry reaction.
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
Hermes Investment Management has launched an environment, social and governance (ESG) tool in a bid to improve carbon risk engagement with investee companies.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on reforming trustees' duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
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 Management Institute (PMI) has partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investments as its environmental, social and governance (ESG) insight partner.
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 Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has named Claire Curtin as head of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
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.