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Scot Wid revamps green fund, Fidelity tackles climate and diversity

ESG spotlight

ESG Spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with Scottish Widows investing in green UK business via its new environmental fund, and Fidelity's new policies on climate change and diversity.  

TCFD helps schemes to understand financial risks

Podcast: Will Martindale, group head of sustainability at Cardano, and Joanne Segars, chair of the board of directors of LGPS Central and chair of Now Pensions, discuss how schemes can best implement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures requirements.

Green bonds and greenwashing: Investors yet to be convinced

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After new details about UK’s first sovereign green bonds were received positively by the pensions industry, the excitement seems to be dissipating, since the summer 2021 launch date will be missed and scepticism remains about the motives and effectiveness of the scheme.

ESG and financial returns: Schemes can have their cake and eat it too


Data crunch: Schemes are increasing their investments in sustainable thematic strategies, which allows trustees to keep their fiduciary duty of targeting returns while ‘doing good’.

Too much jargon hampers sustainable investing drive

Podcast: Georgia Stewart, chief executive of Tumelo, and Chris Hulatt, co-founder of Octopus Group, talk sustainability, inter-generational fairness and cryptocurrencies.

Railpen targets net-zero, LGPS funds invest in renewable assets

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with the Railways Pension Scheme pledging to reduce carbon emissions, Local Government Pension Scheme funds investing in a renewable strategy, and new signatories to the Green Pensions Charter.

Is China the elephant in the ESG room?


With demand for an environmental, social and governance focus in equity portfolios surging, institutional investors question whether China can deliver in the battle against climate change, with specialists pointing out the “huge potential” of engagement in these areas.