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COP26: Key messages for trustees

Will Martindale

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.

Schemes’ trustees cannot ignore social factors risks

Podcasts

Podcast: Stefan Lundbergh, director at Cardano, and John Howchin, secretary-general of the Council on Ethics for Sweden’s national pension funds, discuss why socially aware investing is so important for pension funds of all sizes — and how trustees can go about taking action.

How to incorporate ESG into manager research

Ben Cooper

Video: Ben Cooper, head of manager research at Cardano, explains how to make sure external managers meet sustainability requirements, how easy it is to get information from third parties, and what questions trustees should be asking during the manager appointment process.

Understanding green and sustainable bonds

Podcasts

Podcast: Arthur Leijgraaff, senior treasury officer at the Dutch development bank FMO, and Rik Klerkx, senior portfolio manager at Cardano, explain what goes into a green bond issuance, and what trustees need to ask of their asset managers and issuers.

Trustees need to address sponsor covenant climate risk

Podcasts

Podcast: Lincoln Pensions managing director Michael Bushnell explains how scheme trustees can effectively address climate change risk in their sponsor covenant analysis.

Making ESG work for your scheme

Making ESG work for your scheme

Video: With ESG and climate change now required by law to be part of schemes’ investment principles, how can trustees make sure they are implementing these principles effectively? Cardano client director Helen Prior discusses implementation, integration and impact with regard to ESG and sustainability.

TCFD helps schemes to understand financial risks

Podcasts

Podcast: Will Martindale, group head of sustainability at Cardano, and Joanne Segars, chair of the board of directors of LGPS Central and chair of Now Pensions, discuss how schemes can best implement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures requirements.

Aon and WTW cancel $30bn mega-merger

News on the go

On the go: Aon and Willis Towers Watson have abandoned their planned $30bn (£21.7bn) merger after an intervention from the US Department of Justice.

UK schemes lobby ministers over climate ambitions

Boris Johnson (teaser)

Some of the UK’s largest pension schemes have written to prime minister Boris Johnson and other senior politicians calling for strong action on climate change ahead of the COP26 conference in November.