ESG divestment set to take place on global scale

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Climate change activism and trustee awareness of ESG has led schemes to divest from fossil fuels, figures released today show.

LGPS Central Pool launches sustainable fund

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On the go: The Local Government Pension Scheme Central Pool has launched a new equity fund incorporating key climate change considerations in a bid to deliver long-term growth.

Opperman pushes 50 largest funds to lead way on climate change

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On the go: Pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman has written to the largest pension funds in the UK, reminding them to pull their weight in the fight against climate change.

UK pension funds invest £120m in low-carbon greenhouses

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On the go: A number of UK pension funds have invested £120m – managed by Greencoat Capital – in the construction of two of the UK’s largest greenhouses at farmland sites near Norwich and Bury St Edmunds.  

Brexit property slump means DB pension will be worth more than average home

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On the go: Brexit uncertainty rattling the UK housing market could lead to pensions wealth overtaking the value of private housing in the UK, according to analysis by Hymans Robertson.

Workplace DC ‘should favour venture capital despite risks’

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On the go: Workplace savers may be missing out on opportunities for better returns if their pension schemes avoid venture capital, a report published on Wednesday has claimed.

One in five asset management mandates highly unsatisfactory

A worrying number of trustees are unhappy with the service provided to them by their asset managers, new figures have revealed.

Mercer adds diversity to manager selection criteria

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On the go: Investment consultancy Mercer’s manager selection team is to downgrade fund managers whose teams lack diversity, after it published a paper questioning less diverse group's ability to avoid groupthink.

Schemes missing £1.2bn ESG-led member engagement opportunity

Communicating the good that trustees’ investment decisions do in the world could motivate younger workers to increase their pension contributions by £1.2bn a year, new research has found.

Nine out of 10 trustees ready for new SRI regime

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On the go: Trustees are universally well prepared for the new responsible investment regulations that come into force on October 1, with an astonishing 96 per cent saying they are up to speed.