Trustees are under increasing pressure to give more consideration to ESG factors. Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking.
Savers are mostly unaware of the steps their workplace pension schemes are taking to tackle and reduce the impact of climate change, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Standards Association (PLSA).
Scottish Widows Master Trust has expanded its fund range with the launch of five ESG funds, offering greater choice for members looking to invest their pension more sustainably.
Four in five (81%) industry professionals believe defined benefit (DB) schemes should choose their own framework and pathway to net-zero rather than following set prescriptions.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on investing for the transition to net-zero on Thursday (11 February) at 11am.
Tony Burdon and Nick Robins set out how to make the green pledges go further.
Smart Pension has committed to net-zero emissions “well ahead of 2050”, and plans to halve its emissions “significantly earlier” than the Paris Climate Agreement deadline of 2030.
Hymans Robertson has pledged to be lifetime net-zero carbon by 2025, meaning it will offset all its carbon emissions dating back to its formation in 1921.
Fintech workplace savings business Cushon has launched a net-zero pension available now to savers who want to “actively contribute towards slowing climate change”.
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The carbon emissions in Aegon UK’s default pension funds will be slashed in half by 2030 under a longer-term plan to reach a net-zero position by the middle of the century.
Schemes urged to hold asset managers to account on net-zero targets for executive pay at oil and gas firms
Oil and gas majors are still rewarding executives for fossil fuel growth despite them committing to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as experts urge institutional investors to take action.
The Make My Money Matter campaign has launched a satirical pensions film to highlight the environmental impact of pension savings.
Pension schemes are setting sweeping targets to have net-zero carbon portfolios by 2050. Stephanie Baxter looks at what they need to do to successfully reach these goals
Asset manager Robeco has set a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its investments by 2050.
Phoenix Group has committed to its operations being net-zero by 2025, and its investment portfolio being net-zero by 2050.
The majority of the pensions industry agrees an eventual net-zero target should not be mandated for schemes as part of the Pension Schemes Bill, according to a Professional Pensions poll.
A proposal to ensure savers receive a Pension Wise appointment prior to accessing their retirement pot has received cross-party support in parliament, while Labour seeks net-zero pensions by 2050.
Morten Nilsson explains why the BTPS is aiming to be net zero on carbon emissions by 2035, and how it plans to get there.
Aviva has set a 2050 net-zero target for its own auto-enrolment (AE) default pension funds, and called on the government to make all AE default funds set the same goal.