As demand for investments in the private market continues to grow, there is ever-increasing interest in considering ESG factors to promote greater transparency, for better risk management, and to aim to deliver long-term value
BNP Paribas will end business with companies whose primary activities involve profiting from the extraction of oil or gas from shale or tar sands, while ramping up its investments in renewable energy.
As the hunt for yield continues, the burgeoning market for UK municipal bonds could provide some much needed fresh issues for pension fund investment. However, some remain sceptical about the appeal according to Angele Spiteri Paris.
ShareAction’s Catherine Howarth on shareholder resolutions
Pension schemes are too dependent on asset managers to engage with companies on financial risks they face from future climate change policy, according to ING.
Responsible investment strategies grew at a much faster rate than the European market as a whole between 2011 and 2013, according to research by the European Sustainable Investment Forum (EUROSIF).
Jane Marshall says trustees now have a clear and persuasive guide to socially responsible investing
Natasha Browne explores the potential of responsible real estate investing for pension portfolios
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has failed to emphasise the importance of responsible investing, according to ShareAction.
Five of the biggest Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) have committed to invest £152m in projects that will have a positive impact on the wider UK economy.
ShareAction’s Catherine Howarth says it’s never been more important to engage savers in responsible investment
Investment consultants must support pension scheme trustees in targeting environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) founding co-chairman Barry Parr says.
As the Chancellor puts the finishing touches to the Budget, the PP team looks at what the industry would like to happen
Naomi Rainey looks at the trend for investment that brings social as well as financial benefit
Investment in renewables is not subject to political wrangling over energy in the UK, chairman of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) Lord Smith has said.
Stranded carbon assets, poor staff management and concerns over working conditions pose significant financial risks to companies, Standard Life Investments (SLI) warns.
The UK's largest pension funds are failing on responsible investment (RI), ShareAction warns.
Naomi Rainey explores claims that ESG is good for growth
The AMNT’s Bill Trythall on the latest Law Commission consultation
Jack Jones says trustees can consider sustainable investment
Taha Lokhandwala looks at whether schemes are pushing up food prices in the hunt for returns
Consultants fail to meet schemes' growing demand for investment stewardship advice, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) says.
Naomi Rainey looks at ShareAction’s best-practice guide to ESG
Funds are failing to address climate risk in their portfolios due to a continued short-term investment focus, a ShareAction report finds.