Engagement, Research, and Policy Resources

FOR SAVERS

We provide resources and training to help pension savers better understand the investment system and their role within it, as well as the tools to reprogramme the status quo.

FOR INVESTORS

We rank pension providers and asset managers on responsible investment. Our briefings and reports investigate how they can in turn tackle key problems through capital markets.

FOR POLICY-MAKERS

We offer practical recommendations and guidance to policy-makers and regulators to promote a financial system that works in savers’ best interests in the UK and Europe.

Resources for savers

We provide resources and training to help individual pension savers better understand the investment system and their role within it, as well as the tools to reprogramme the status quo of the corporate world and investment system.

Our feature resource for savers

Mission: Pension Power

This guide will help you use the power of your pension to create change through the investment system on the issues that matter to you, from climate change to fair pay.

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Our latest resources for savers

Pensions for the Next Generation: Communicating What Matters

17 March 2018

This report explores the attitudes of young savers towards their pensions and proposes easy, low-cost solutions that will help switch millennials on to the power of their savings.

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Local Government Pension Funds – Divest From Carbon Campaign: A UNISON Guide

10 January 2018

This is a guide to help UNISON members understand the risk climate change poses to their savings and what actions they can take to protect their pensions.

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Our latest videos

Resources for investors

Our annual surveys rank big pension providers or asset managers on responsible investment. Our briefings and reports investigate how industry professionals can tackle key environmental, social, and governance problems through capital markets.

Our latest surveys & rankings

Will Employees Benefit?

12 February 2019

We evaluate the climate-risk management of 25 FTSE pension schemes and offer recommendations for improvement.

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Pensions in a Changing Climate

17 December 2018

This report rates the world’s 100 largest public pensions funds on their approach to climate-related risks and opportunities in line with the TCFD recommendations.

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The Engagement Deficit: Ranking Auto-enrolment Pension Providers on Responsible Investment and Member Engagement & Communications

9 June 2018

This report ranks the 10 largest UK auto-enrolment pension providers on responsible investment as well as member communications & engagement.

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Our latest investor briefings & reports

UK Guide to Shareholder Resolutions

15 February 2019

This resource provides guidance on the legal and technical requirements of filing a shareholder resolution in the UK, and on overcoming the associated challenges.

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The Biomass Blind Spot

7 February 2019

This paper highlights the biomass power sector’s impact on climate change and its associated financial and reputational risks.

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Sleeping Giants: Are Bond Investors Ready to Act on Climate Change?

31 January 2019

This report examines whether corporate bond investors are motivated to speed up alignment with the Paris Agreement and participate in forceful engagement.

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Resources for policy-makers

We provide practical recommendations and guidance to policy-makers and regulators to promote responsible investment and a pension system that works in savers’ best interests in the UK and Europe.

Our latest policy briefings & resources

Event report: Human Rights Metrics (25 September 2018)

17 October 2018

This report contains highlights of our event on the state-of-play of social metrics and how to best capitalise on their use through the European sustainable finance agenda.

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Letter Exchange with Vice-President Dombrovskis, March-July 2018

23 July 2018

These letters set out our key arguments for a human rights mandate in the development of the European Commission’s sustainable finance taxonomy.

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Promoting Sustainable Finance Through the ESAs Package

1 April 2018

In the context of the ongoing review of the European Supervisory Authorities, this policy brief outlines a vision for how sustainability should feature into their mandates.

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Our latest consultation submissions

FCA consultation on climate change & green finance

31 January 2019

We focus on the need to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and on asset owner disclosures.

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DWP consultation on pensions dashboard

28 January 2019

We support a pensions dashboard as the first step in the journey towards better engagement between pension schemes and members.

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Pension Costs and Transparency Inquiry

18 September 2018

Our submission to this inquiry argues that more transparent schemes can ensure greater engagement with savers and mitigate ESG-related financial risks.

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