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Millennials favour sustainable pension investments

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On the go: Six in 10 millennials (60 per cent) want their pension investments to be both environmentally and socially sustainable, research from Cushon has found.

FRC receives more Stewardship Code applications than expected

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On the go: The Financial Reporting Council says it has received significantly more applications than expected for the second round of its UK Stewardship Code.

Straightforward messages more likely to engage savers than ESG

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On the go: Straightforward pension communications, rather than those discussing environmental, social and governance topics, are better at engaging savers who have never logged into their pension account, new research has found.

Pension funds ‘outcompeted’ on UK green infrastructure investments

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Sky-high demand for UK green infrastructure assets means pension funds are often unable to invest as much as they would like in the asset class, industry figures have argued.

Derisking activity ramps up in Q3

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Data crunch: Derisking activity picked up in the third quarter of 2021, as bulk annuity transactions reached their highest point of the year.

Is social policy essential for schemes to promote change?

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Integrating environmental, social and governance credentials into pensions has become increasingly common, yet deciding whether schemes should adopt a specific policy on social matters has become a point of contention.

COP26 sees 12% uptick in net zero commitments

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More than half (52 per cent) of insurers and 50 per cent of pension funds have committed to making their portfolios net zero by 2050, up 12 per cent from last year, according to a new report from Aviva Investors.

COP26: Key messages for trustees

Video: As the ink dries on a landmark climate change deal struck between world leaders at COP26, Cardano’s group head of sustainability Will Martindale talks through the key events and outcomes of the conference that pension scheme trustees should be aware of.

UN goals can act as guide for schemes making societal impact

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The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals list 17 ambitions to improve the lives of people globally, spanning matters of poverty, equality, environmentalism and health. Much of the focus of the SDGs is on the developing world, yet lessons can be taken from the ambitions and used to improve the lives of people in the UK.

One in three schemes set climate risk reduction targets

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ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with an ACA survey finding that a third of pension schemes have already set targets to reduce climate risk, and asset management fees falling in some ESG and impact strategy types.