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UK Government unveils clearer rules for a 21st century pensions system

11 September 2018

In a major and highly anticipated breakthrough, which will be watched around the world, the UK government has today published changes to the regulations that govern how pension trustees consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions. …

60% of the world’s largest public pension funds in breach of duties on climate change, new data reveals.

10 September 2018

  Over 60% of the world’s largest public pension funds have little or no strategy on climate change, which could put them in danger of breaching their legal duties. AP4, Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR), New York State …

Human rights are part of sustainable finance, say pressure groups to EU

25 July 2018

In a new development in the conversations with the European Commission, a coalition of NGOs and trade unions are today urging the body to go further in addressing a worrying lack of consideration for human rights in its plan for …

Response: Church of England sets divestment timeline

9 July 2018

The Church of England’s parliament, the General Synod, yesterday voted to continue its robust engagement strategy with the oil and gas sector, agreeing to pull investments from climate laggards by 2023. Reacting to the news, Catherine Howarth, ShareAction’s chief executive, …

100 investors ratchet up pressure on companies to come clean on workforce risks

5 July 2018

A coalition of more than 100 institutional investors managing over $12 trillion of assets is putting its muscle behind a demand that companies disclose more information on how they manage their global workforce. The investor group features institutions in 11 …

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