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Chief Investment Officer: UK Pensioners Commit to Determine Investments’ Impact on Climate Before Executing Deals

High-profile signatories across the UK pledge to find effective means to decarbonize their investment pipelines and portfolios.


Pinsent Masons: UK pension trustees commit to action on climate change

Trustees and investment committee members at a number of UK pension schemes have pledged to do more to tackle climate change. The 'Climate Charter', hosted by industry body mallowstreet, is targeted at individuals including chairs, trustees and scheme managers, rather than schemes themselves. Signatories have committed to recommend to their boards that each of the scheme's investments is scrutinised for climate change impact, and that investment managers actively engage with the boards of the companies in which they are invested on climate issues.


AMNT: Should an accredited professional trustee be required on every board? mallowstreet Trustee Survey insight

Trustees are divided on whether a professional trustee should sit on every board. The early insight comes from the mallowstreet Trustee Survey, which is in partnership with the AMNT, PLSA and the PMI. The Survey is drawing to a close on 20th September but there is still time to have your say.


Professional Adviser: Pension schemes sign charter to demand climate change action

Some 76 trustees and chief investment officers from UK pension schemes with combined assets of £367bn have signed a pledge to push asset managers to take more action to help combat climate change.


Professional Pensions: UK schemes sign charter to demand action on climate change

Some 76 trustees and chief investment officers from UK schemes with combined assets of £367bn have signed a pledge to push asset managers to take more action to help combat climate change. The charter, created by networking site Mallowstreet, looks to get managers to ask ‘what is the impact on the climate?' for each and every investment they make as well as demand that the carbon impact of investments is both measured and reported. Trustees of some of the UK's largest pension funds are represented among the signatories - including representatives from the Lloyds Banking Group, National Grid, Aviva, Nestle UK and Santander UK pension schemes.


Retirement Planner: Pension schemes sign charter to demand climate change action

Some 76 trustees and chief investment officers from UK pension schemes with combined assets of £367bn have signed a pledge to push asset managers to take more action to help combat climate change.


Financial News: UK pension funds sign new climate charter

Pension fund investment heads and trustees from Lloyds Banking Group, Aviva and the Railways Pension Scheme have signed a pledge to pressure asset managers and the companies they invest in to do more to tackle climate change.


IPE: More UK trustees add support to climate charter

More UK trustees and pension fund managers have pledged support for a ‘climate change charter’ to increase scrutiny of asset managers.

In total, 76 individuals representing pension funds with a combined £367bn (€414.2bn) of assets have signed the Climate Charter, set up by pensions industry forum Mallowstreet.



AMNT: New annual survey to reveal pension trustees’ biggest challenges

David Weeks, co-chair of the AMNT, said the survey will provide a view on the type of support that pension trustees would find most useful.“The Association of Member Nominated Trustees exists to provide support and advice for our members in their tjhrustee work,” he said. “This survey will help to give us a clearer picture of what sort of support will be of greatest value. We encourage all trustees to take part, and we look forward with interest to see the results.


PMI: mallowstreet new annual survey to reveal pension trustees’ biggest challenges

"The survey will help to raise trustee standards", said chief executive of the PMI, Gareth Tancred. “We are very excited by mallowstreet’s new Trustee Survey and Report and are extremely proud to be associated with it. PMI is committed to raising standards within the pensions industry, and this survey identifies key themes necessary for achieving this,” said Tancred. “We have no doubt that this is a major step forward for our industry.”


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