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TPR predicts improvements in funding levels

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Pension schemes with recent valuation dates are expected to achieve improved funding levels, the Pensions Regulator has predicted, while many schemes in deficit should be able to maintain or reduce deficit repair contributions.

Pension fund focus on ESG opens questions over insurer back books

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Billions of assets purchased by insurers to back UK retirement promises have the potential to drive corporate progress on issues such as climate change, and pension fund trustees are now indicating a willingness to pay extra for better stewardship.

EAPF invests in sustainable credit, most schemes plan for net zero

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including investment in sustainable private credit by the £4.3bn Environment Agency Pension Fund, nearly three-quarters of schemes set to have net zero plans, and a pair of ESG guides issued for trustees.

Lambeth eyes affordable housing, BCPP picks ESG data provider

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the London Borough of Lambeth Pension Fund planning investment in affordable housing, and the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership appointing an ESG data provider.

Government issues call for evidence on climate investment

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On the go: The UK government is exploring ways to increase the mobilisation of public and private investment to achieve 2030 climate and nature targets in emerging and developing economies, having launched a call for evidence on May 12.