Don’t wait to be grey to be green

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke, client communications lead at BNP Paribas Asset Management, details the challenges ahead for the pensions industry in its mission of switching the economy from stopping polluting to starting rebuilding.

Is there anything under the bonnet of govt’s climate policy?

Andy Tarrant

Whitehouse Communications’ Andrew Tarrant argues that the demand for finance, and not the supply, could make or break the government’s objective of meeting its ambitious climate change commitments.

Top 5 considerations for trustees considering residual risk buyout

Maria Rodia, Elaine He

As pension trustees look to the future beyond Covid-19, many of them will be refocusing on the journey to buyout. Maria Rodia and Elaine He, of law firm CMS, outline the top five considerations trustees should keep in mind as they think about a residual risk buyout.

Policing police pensions

Moira Warner (teaser)

Royal London’s Moira Warner believes that transparency and clarity of communications is key in ensuring good outcomes regarding the introduction of transitional arrangements to police pensions.

Schemes should prepare for new TPR contribution notice regime

Chris Edwards-Earl

Trustees and sponsors should consider how they would justify actions when faced with an intervention by the Pensions Regulator, which is consulting on new conditions to issue contribution notices, writes Chris Edwards-Earl, senior associate at Stephenson Harwood.

The answer to climate change is more primary investment

Tim Hodgson

Thinking Ahead Institute’s co-head Tim Hodgson explains why asset owners should target primary investments, such as renewable energy and negative emissions technologies, to tackle climate change

Don’t ‘do’ pensions? Think again…

Claire O’Donnell and Julia Chirnside

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Claire O’Donnell and Julia Chirnside explain how corporates can prepare for the increased notification requirements to the Pensions Regulator that could have an impact for many merger and acquisition transactions.

The defined benefit trustee cost challenge

Iain McLellan

Isio director Iain McLellan details how defined benefit scheme trustees should spend their increasingly constricted budgets to ensure good governance, and why sponsors should invest in their own scheme’s trustee board.

There are many roads to Paris – let us not impose a single route to net-zero

Julius Pursaill

There are several ways pension schemes can tackle their investments’ carbon emissions, but more significant action in the present is needed to address climate change, details Julius Pursaill, Cushon’s scheme strategist.

Investment oversight – trustees should ‘mind the gap’

Peter Dorward (teaser)

IC Select managing director Peter Dorward outlines how trustees need to increase the oversight of their investment consultants and fiduciary managers in a way to comply with new regulations.