Institutional investors with $2.4trn (£1.8trn) in collective assets are calling on HSBC to reduce its exposure to fossil fuels in a resolution coordinated by ShareAction.
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.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on how the pensions industry can make a real impact when it comes to ESG – asking what is better, to engage or to divest.
New legislation is needed to push pension trustees and asset managers to consider ESG factors within their legal duty to beneficiaries, as well as ensuring trustees are up to standard, ShareAction says.
A group of 11 pension and investment funds have filed a resolution calling for Barclays to stop offering loans to fossil fuels companies.
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 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.
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
Michael Kind looks at how to get millennial savers talking about their pension and move them to action.
A ShareAction survey has found pension schemes are leaving staff savings exposed to climate-related risks. Kim Kaveh looks at the findings.
Wolfgang Kuhn says pension funds must considered the real-world impacts of their investments
Catherine Howarth argues that more auto-enrolment providers need to develop their climate-related risk management.
Paul Dickinson has replaced Emma Howard Boyd as chair of ShareAction after her three-year tenure.
Pension scheme trustees will be handed a fresh obligation to disclose to members how they take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when investing.
The Universities Superannuation scheme (USS), Railways Pension Scheme (RPS), and Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) are "at risk of breaching their fiduciary responsibilities", according to an Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) report.
The number of firms facing shareholder rebellions increased by a quarter in the 2018 AGM season, data from the Investment Association's (IA) public register reveals.
Since April, firms with more than 250 employees have had to report gender pay gap data. James Phillips explores how asset managers and pension schemes are using this in their engagement
Catherine Howarth says one way to engage savers, and ultimately increase voluntary contributions, is to appeal to their values
A contentious report claims ESG resolutions at American company AGMs can do more harm than good. James Phillips explores the findings
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.
Phasing has arrived with auto-enrolment contributions rising from 2% to 5% for millions of pension savers. As we wait to see what happens as a result, James Phillips asks what's next.
Retirement savings of millions of members could be hit with significant losses if pension providers do not step up action on climate risks, according to research.
Catherine Howarth says unlike the EU, our own policy-makers have been cautious in seeking to make the financial sector useful to Britain's environmental and social goals
Pension scheme members may be unwittingly investing in controversial firms as some ethical funds are not disclosing their full holdings.