Category Archives: ESG

How savers can change the world

Direct involvement with the way your savings are invested I spent time (on Zoom)  with a young entrepreneur  whose business it is to get people to change the behaviours of companies they invest in. I won’t go into detail about … Continue reading

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Invest to change the world! #plsainvest20

  Investment has a PR problem. We do not aspire to be investors (no matter what Sid said). Indeed we (as in those who don’t normally go to investment conferences) think investment people arrogant, aloof and often downright crooked. A … Continue reading

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What do savers and pensioners say on climate change?

  Three events have dominated my news this week The impact of Coronavirus on people, events and financial markets The ruling against Heathrow’s third runway interventions by the DWP to ensure schemes measure and mange their carbon footprint. The arguments … Continue reading

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Time for pensions to act on climate change

The DWP has written a letter to the Pensions Regulator telling it to set out its climate change strategy. The letter is a little awkward as it tries to shoehorn the need for this strategy into TPR’s core objectives.  It’s … Continue reading

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Now it’s a Pension “Green” Bill

  The Government has introduced  radical new amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill  which allows it to force effective governance and disclosure of climate risk by occupational pensions schemes. What’s “radical” is that these amendments give the DWP the power … Continue reading

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Christmas cards and transparency

It’s an unlikely chain of events that leads to us asking whether we should be buying charity Christmas cards from Tescos. It depended on a Florence Widdicombe, a six year old girl reporting to her Dad, her Dad reporting (via … Continue reading

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Do we have to be told to save our planet?

Do we have to be told? Share Action’s Master Trust survey starts with the question “IS REGULATION ENOUGH?” and through the 26 pages of Lauren Peacock’s survey that remains the key question. But there are secondary questions… Can we trust … Continue reading

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Why the FCA cares about IGCs

New powers for IGCs Slipped into the wash-up of consultation responses and Calls for Input published in the last full business week of 2019 was the FCA’s PS19/30 which substantially extends the role of IGCs IGCs currently provide independent oversight … Continue reading

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Extinction , Boredom or Symposium?

Frivolity of fidelity, mindless or mindful – which will it be? I am faced this morning with stark choice. Do I cycle on the north side of the river to join responsible asset owners and Adrienne Lawlor working out how … Continue reading

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Family offices and Social Impact.

Sometimes you get the key insights from the most obscure sources. Here is the statement that concludes an article posted on Linked in by Tony “Property investment” Miller who runs a Mayfair property boutique called Huriya (and is a member … Continue reading

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