Guy Opperman says he will not slow down on aiming to implement “ambitious” programmes to tackle climate change while the government will also continue to intervene where it feels the industry is not doing enough.
Cross-industry task force issues guidance on stricter climate-related disclosures for pension schemes
A consultation has been launched on guidance to help schemes get to grips with assessing, managing, and reporting climate-related risks in-line with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Sackers has published its fourth guide for trustees on ESG and climate change-related risks, designed to help compliance with upcoming regulatory requirements.
Bonds aligned with more focused goals can boost companies’ green transition, says Shawn Keegan.
More than two-thirds of the $36trn of assets held by some of the world’s largest asset managers are being managed by responsible investment "laggards" and poor performers, while the industry currently has no stand-out leaders in the space, research shows....
Schemes must do more to lessen the financial risks of climate change, says Guy Opperman.
Professional Pensions is holding a live webinar on ESG today at 3pm.
There was no industry consensus on the benefits and negatives of scrapping high-rate tax relief from this week’s 115 Pension Buzz peers in split results.
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.