Trustees are under increasing pressure to give more consideration to ESG factors. Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking.
The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG) has launched a guide to help trustees assess their investment consultants’ climate competency.
The government has outlined updated requirements for schemes in a new consultation confirming Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)-aligned disclosures will be mandatory across the board by 2025.
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
Mercer has introduced analytics and advice to help investors move their portfolios in line with the Paris Agreement's aim to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
Corporate reporting needs to improve to meet investor expectations on the issue of climate change, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) says.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) plans to usher in landmark climate risk reporting measures in 2022 have been welcomed by pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman.
TISAtech has launched an ESG investment strategy evaluation in collaboration with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
The industry has broadly backed proposals to require the largest schemes to publish climate risk disclosures but raised concerns about the workload of implementation as well as how to standardise the methodology used.
The government has put forward proposals to require the 100 largest occupational pension schemes – those with £5bn or more in assets and all authorised master trusts – to publish climate risk disclosures by the end of 2022.
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).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has been appointed to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) pensions industry working group.
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.
Portfolios constructed using a cashflow-driven approach can prove to be a good fit for meeting ESG regulatory requirements and mitigating risk, says David Curtis.
Pension fund investors could face further disclosure requirements on ESG matters as an industry working group considers fresh law for trustees for as soon as next year.
Some of the UK's biggest pension schemes will be forced to report on climate risk in line with recommendations from the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
While the majority of UK's largest pension funds have taken action on climate change, parliament says some are still failing to manage their schemes responsibly