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Sustainability. Made simple.

A blog about sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for people in pensions.

Trustees’ investment duties: Government consultation

Last week the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) released their consultation on clarifying and strengthening trustees’ investment duties. It follows their final response to the Law Commission’s report on pension funds and social impact investing. Why are the DWP consulting? In the past,...

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How pension funds deal with climate change

MPs from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) have now published the results of their probe into the way the UK’s largest 25 pension funds deal with risks from climate change. (Combined assets of these 25 pension funds worth over £500 billion.) They’d written to these...

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Why you need a sustainability strategy

I believe every pension scheme should have a sustainability strategy – here are three reasons: Choose your response. There’s a range of responses to sustainability and ESG issues, from ‘do nothing’ to ‘do everything’ – which is best depends on the circumstances of your scheme....

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Latest developments

A timeline of the latest regulatory and legal developments in sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for pension funds in the UK. Upcoming in June 2018: DWP announces plans to consult on the legal duty of trustees to take account of ESG risks...

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