More than half (57%) of the Society of Pension Professionals’ (SPP) membership has not made any changes to portfolios in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, despite there being a “genuine interest”, research has revealed.
Government auto-enrolment provider Nest has mapped out how it will aim to help tackle climate-related risks, by testing ways to support cutting carbon emissions to 1.5 degrees.
Aon has published a paper offering pension scheme trustees insight into investment areas if they are looking for competitive financial returns and to deliver a positive social and environmental impact.
ESG is increasingly important for schemes but trustees have little influence over manager decisions. Pádraig Floyd asks what they can do to redress the balance.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher
Most asset classes have a long way to go on meeting sustainability targets and the pressure to be environmentally compliant is increasing. Hope William-Smith reports
The global sovereign debt market is one of the largest asset classes in the world, and yet it has typically lagged other asset classes when it comes to integrating climate change considerations. The reality is, sovereign debt investors are exposed to...
In our 2019 Real Asset Study, we spoke to 500 investment decision-makers across Europe, representing over €600 billion in assets under management. One undeniable trend highlighted in the study is the growing influence of environmental, social and governance...
Henry Odogwu, Head of the asset owner group Europe at FTSE Russell discusses
In the third of a series of interviews with fiduciary evaluators, Margie Lindsay speaks to IC Select’s Peter Dorward about his firm’s approach to fiduciary assessment.
ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing has evolved considerably over the last two decades, from simple stock-exclusion strategies to more specialized thematic, engagement and impact-oriented solutions. Despite this strategic evolution, we believe...
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has been appointed to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) pensions industry working group.
The Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group is drafting trustee guidance on climate-related issues and how they can address the risks as part of their governance processes.
There are only a few days left to register for this year’s PP Investment Conference, which will be held on Tuesday 5 November at London’s America Square Conference Centre.
In the second of a series of interviews with fiduciary evaluators, Margie Lindsay speaks to Hymans Robertson's Mark Baker about his firm’s approach to fiduciary assessment.
The first generation of ESG strategies excluded whole sectors from investors’ portfolios. Such approaches are still widely used, but investors may be underestimating their impact on portfolio diversification.
Schemes with poor record keeping should be handed harsher punishments, say the majority of this week’s 83 Pensions Buzz respondents.
While equities are often considered the best weapon to wield in ESG-related engagement, pension schemes also have huge power through their bond allocations, says Mitch Reznick
Pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman has written to the 50 largest pension schemes requesting action to combat climate change.
While the pensions industry’s approach to ESG has changed considerably since three years ago, there are still opportunities for schemes to take advantage of, says Lauren Peacock.
Responsible investing has dramatically grown in importance to investors over the last year, according to research by Aon.
RPMI Railpen will vote against the re-election of chairpersons and senior directors where it is concerned about their firms’ approach to managing climate risk, it has announced.
The £30bn Brunel Pension Partnership pool has selected Truvalue Labs to evaluate ESG and reputational risks across all of its asset managers.
From October, trustees need to show how they are factoring ESG issues into investment decisions. Holly Roach explores why the changes may not be radical but could boost member engagement.