PENSIONS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Is your pension fund leading the industry?

Thousands of people, from policy-makers to investors, gathered in San Francisco this month to push for more ambitious action on climate change.

To mobilise asset owners, AODP has published a ranking of the 100 largest global public pension funds on their responses to climate change.

See the results

About ShareAction

Our vision is a world where ordinary savers and institutional investors work together to ensure our communities and environment are safe and sustainable for all.

Our mission is to unleash the positive potential of the mainstream investment system. To do this:

We’re building a movement for change in our investment system by working with people inside and outside the industry to challenge the status quo;

We’re unlocking the positive potential of the investment system by working with large and small investors to change unsustainable corporate practices;

We’re reforming the investment system by advocating for change in the policies, governance, and incentives that drive behaviours in the investment industry.

What is responsible investment?

Responsible investment is an investment strategy which integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decisions. It recognises that ESG factors can have an impact on the financial value of an investment and also that investments have an impact on the world around us. A responsible approach to investment recognises that long-term prosperity requires a move away from short-term profit as the only definition of value.

Catch up on the latest news from our community

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Why Workforce Disclosure Should Be Firmly on the Corporate Agenda

By Clare Richards, Good Work Programme Manager, first published in IR Magazine on 6 September While environmental risks and governance issues like boardroom excess and chairmanship have been on investors’ radars for years, it has taken a while for the trio of ESG factors to be rounded out. The ‘S’ has only recently come to

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Investors Face Starker Choices on Future Routes for Oil

By Toby Belsom, Head of Research It is coming up to six months since we published a report outlining how structural trends and heightened uncertainty would disrupt future oil demand with significant implications for publicly-listed oil companies and their investors. It also outlined the choices both investors and management have over the excess cash following

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Hothouse Earth & #GCAS2018: It’s Time to #StepUp on Climate Change

By Amy Simon, Campaigns Officer Climate change has been a hot topic this summer, amid a string of heatwaves and wildfires across the northern hemisphere. Adding fuel to the fire, a recent scientific paper warned that even if global emissions are drastically reduced in line with the ‘below 2°C’ goal of the Paris Agreement, a

What people have to say about us

  • The inquiry heard that not all trustees appreciate the financial risks and opportunities presented by climate change... This is disappointing given our guidance and the work of ShareAction... It’s to the credit of ShareAction and UKSIF that it has been created and we believe it will be useful, practical information for trustees.

    Fred Berry, Lead Investment Consultant, The Pensions Regulator http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/press/fred-berry-uksif-ownership-day.aspx
  • We welcome the auto-enrolment ranking from ShareAction which highlights a number of key issues of interest to ourselves and the pensions industry at large. ShareAction do a great job as champions of responsible investing and it contains some important and challenging findings.

    Emma Douglas, Head of DC Distributions, Legal & General Investment Management https://corporate-adviser.com/field-backs-report-slamming-ae-providers-weapons-investment/
  • I made a promise last year to someone who asked a question from ShareAction about the environmental performance of the business, that I hadn’t included in the presentation. So, this is me, very proudly delivering on that commitment.

    Dave Lewis, CEO, Tesco (speaking at Tesco’s 2018 annual general meeting) https:\www.youtube.com\embed\FjuZnFAkiNk?rel=0&showinfo=0
  • ShareAction has become the premier organisation to give voice to those who wish to invest their values as well as their assets.

    Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States of America speaking at ShareAction’s annual Guest Lecture, March 2013
  • Part of Landsec’s commitment to the WDI involves disclosing data not only on its directly employed workforce, but also employees in its supply chains. This is pushing us to look at areas that we haven’t looked at before and is highlighting gaps in our knowledge. For us, the most noticeable data gaps are with our one-off contractual relationships and construction projects.

    Edward Dixon, Sustainability Insights Director, Land Securities https://www.ciob.org/sites/default/files/CIOBReportonUKConstructionandtheModernSlaveryAct_0.pdf
  • As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.

    Niklas Ekvall, Chief Executive, AP4 Speaking on the launch of our AODP ranking of the 100 largest public pension funds.
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