The BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) has become the latest pension fund to commit to a net-zero investment strategy by a fixed date in order to mitigate the financial risks from climate change.
Professional Pensions spoke to EY partner Iain Brown and director Rikhav Shah as part of an exclusive series of interviews with some of the finalists and winners of the UK Pensions Awards. This is what they had to say…
Professional Pensions spoke to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of sales Philip Dawes as part of an exclusive series of interviews with some of the finalists and winners of the UK Pensions Awards. This is what he had to say…
Asset managers are increasingly feeling the pressure from institutional investors including pension funds to address ESG issues and provide greater transparency on their efforts to tackle the risks, Russell Investments finds.
Sustainable pension investments are vital in overarching plans to push the UK to net-zero carbon emissions, Guy Opperman says.
Trustees need to develop their understanding and capacity around ESG issues to be able to make better decisions for their members, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says.
Despite Covid, ESG is still in the spotlight, says Holly Roach
Evita Zanuso looks at the role social assets can play in UK pension fund portfolios to help build back after the pandemic
TISAtech has launched an ESG investment strategy evaluation in collaboration with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
Willis Tower Watson analyst Jennifer Harrison was the winner of the PMI's fourth student essay competition. In her paper, she looks at the way Covid-19 has changed the way people and companies in the industry work and asks whether these changes will become...
James Baxter-Derrington talks to ESG investment specialists about current issues in the ESG ratings market and how the market might look in years to come.
Both defined contribution (DC) scheme membership and assets are continuing to show steady growth despite the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI).
Leaders of the Big Four accounting firms have joined forces to unveil a reporting framework for ESG standards.
Simon Bond looks at how Covid-19 has caused a surge in the issuance of social bonds and whether this will continue
Over a third of asset managers (39%) were unable to provide a single example of a climate change related engagement effort despite 76% saying they “consider climate risks and opportunities”, according Redington.
PGIM Fixed Income has hired Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson as head of ESG research, a newly created role.
BlackRock has launched a suite of three ESG multi-asset exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to provide investors with a "cost-efficient, transparent and sustainable way" to invest during times of market uncertainty.
Barnett Waddingham has used a Camradata service to source bespoke ESG manager research and market insights, as well as establish universes and strategies for ESG-related funds for clients.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on the future of alternatives on 8 September at 3pm.
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has launched a research series focused on identifying practical ways to improve trustee and contract-based scheme provider engagement on ESG issues.
The industry has broadly backed proposals to require the largest schemes to publish climate risk disclosures but raised concerns about the workload of implementation as well as how to standardise the methodology used.
Nest has completed its plans to rid its investment portfolio of tobacco assets a year earlier than it had anticipated.
European pensions funds’ awareness of, and desire for, action on climate change related investment risk has surged, Mercer says.