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Pension schemes should have climate risk integrated by 2026

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On the go: Pension schemes expect to have fully integrated climate risks into their business processes by 2026, according to a poll carried out by Willis Towers Watson. 

NatWest piques member engagement with ESG

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On the go: The NatWest Pension Trustee is aiming to use interest in environmental, social and governance issues to boost member engagement more widely.

Railpen partners with industry bodies to study social factors

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On the go: RPMI Railpen, the investment manager of the Railways Pension Scheme, has partnered with industry bodies to better understand investor expectations on social factors.

Majority of savers not aware of net-zero pension goals

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On the go: The majority of savers (87 per cent) do not understand the importance of having their pension investments aligned with net-zero goals, according to new data from Legal & General Investment Management.

DWP presses ahead with TCFD rules in time for COP 26

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The Department for Work and Pensions is pressing ahead with new rules that will require trustees to report on their schemes' climate change investment risks by October, but has introduced a number of changes and easements to the regulations after industry concerns.

UK pension funds target net zero and Aegon moves £5bn into ESG assets

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ESG Spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with UK pension funds pledging to commit to net zero by 2050 and Aegon to transition a further £3.5bn of its workplace default funds in June.

Strathclyde Pension Fund updates investments to target net zero

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On the go: The £26.8bn Strathclyde Pension Fund has agreed to a series of commitments to cut its carbon emissions, including targeting net zero by 2050.

UK to lead TCFD disclosures by 2025 for all companies

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On the go: The Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures is to launch a consultation on best practice for measuring investors’ alignment with a “net zero” future later this month.

Driving the ESG agenda through fixed income

Mark Dowding

BlueBay Asset Management chief investment officer Mark Dowding details how pension schemes can drive the environmental, social and governance agenda through their investments in the bond market.

Two-thirds of schemes to increase allocation to social investments

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On the go: Sixty-six per cent of pension schemes expect to increase their allocation to social investment passive funds over the next three years, new research has shown.