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Conservative peer calls for sustainable investing tax breaks

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On the go: A conservative peer has called on the government to introduce a swathe of tax breaks and initiatives to encourage sustainable investing.

LGPS seeks UN clarity on Israel investment comments

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On the go: The Local Government Pension Committee and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum are to arrange a call with UN special rapporteur Michael Lynk, seeking clarity over his comments on investments in contested Israeli settlements.

Industry suggests improvements to climate reporting requirements

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Industry experts have broadly welcomed proposals from the Department for Work and Pensions to introduce a suite of new climate and investment reporting requirements, but cautioned that there are still improvements to be made.

The challenges facing trustees seeking net zero

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More pension schemes are committing to net zero agendas than ever before, but reporting and analysing climate-related disclosure data is no easy task for trustees.

2022: Trustees set to be inundated with ESG work

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With the TCFD requirements due to hit the biggest schemes in October, and the broader requirements of net zero putting a premium on good-quality advice, trustees will have their work cut out for them in 2022.

Industry group publishes TCFD reporting guidance

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On the go: The Pensions Research Accountants Group has published guidance to help practitioners understand the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures governance and reporting requirements.

How to bridge the pensions gap

Video: Joanne Segars, chair of Now Pensions’ trustee board, discusses the conclusions of a new report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ populations produced by the master trust and the Pensions Policy Institute, potential policy changes, and what trustees can do to help their members.

Machine learning can help investors tackle fast fashion ESG issues

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The depths of fast fashion’s environmental, social and governance issues make evaluation of the problems difficult, but technological solutions are making it more accessible.