LCP toughens up its ESG policies

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LCP has launched a responsible investment philosophy designed to focus industry attention on concrete action to address systemic risks posed by issues such as climate change and inequality.

DC members want better access to ESG investment strategies


Defined contribution pension scheme members want ESG, but many employers have succumbed to inertia.

Asset managers failing to combat crises

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A new report by ShareAction shows that asset managers need to up their game on environmental, social and governance matters.

Markets forced public sector funds to mull direction change in Q4 2022


Data crunch: The changing investment environment has forced deeper reviews among public sector funds than had been anticipated.  

Nest and Cushon explore forestry, Manchester commits to infra

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including Nest and Cushon looking to explore forestry investments, and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund committing to sustainable infrastructure.

Biggest asset managers accused of blocking ESG shareholder proposals

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Non-profit ShareAction says the lack of support by BlackRock and other major companies has stymied investors’ environmental and social ambitions.

Building up the voluntary carbon markets


CPD: Markets where companies can buy carbon offsets are growing in scale and value, but debate continues around how to ensure their quality and contribution to tackling climate change.

What’s on the ESG radar for schemes in 2023?


As interest in ESG investing continues to grow, schemes are being encouraged to make the concept of socially responsible investment ‘more tangible’ to savers.

PPF urged to consider FCA authorisation


The Department for Work and Pensions has encouraged the Pension Protection Fund’s board and executive to consider seeking authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority, either for the PPF itself or for a subsidiary.