Category Archives: ESG

We are not entitled to our lifestyles, we have to change!

  I can afford to give up much of my lifestyle, because I’ve got a lot left over to cushion me –  Barack Obama – COPS 26 – 08/11/21   I listened to BBC Radio 4’s documentary on the  Nuremburg … Continue reading

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Workplace Pensions with a Purpose

I’ve been watching s “Pension with a Purpose” networking group develop. You can read about it here. The supply chain leads from asset managers to large pension funds but doesn’t quite reach the member – this is a member’s club … Continue reading

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Should we have a say over the voting of our shares?

It’s not often that you see a Linked in post that reads like this. But it’s not often that you read a Government paper that is this forthright. There is a gap between demand from clients – which needs to … Continue reading

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TCFD is the green washing test for UK asset managers

This post from David Crum of Minerva analytics is profoundly disturbing David Crum ASIP• 1stManaging Director – Asset Steward Solutions2w • Edited • 2 weeks ago   2020 – the year the investment industry dropped the ball on ‘Implementation Statements’ This … Continue reading

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Write from your heart not to get read – and you’ll get read!

  This blog does not indulge in maudlin retrospection and I am not about to publish a list of the my top 20 blogs of the year. I write for me and not my readership and though I’m very grateful … Continue reading

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Watch and share – because where your pension invests – matters!

The video is worth watching but more than that – it is worth sharing. It is latest (and at 65 seconds- the shortest) feature film of Richard Curtis’ career and it should be embedded into every ESG focused website aspiring … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution

This article first appeared in the Financial Times -17/11/20. To access the links you need to be an FT subscriber. Slowly but surely humanity is taking the upper hand in the fight against the virus. We have not won yet. … Continue reading

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Why investors don’t have to choose between their values and their pocket books

This opinion piece challenging the win-win sales pitch of ESG investing has generated a huge amount of comment. https://t.co/bbpTwxMm5J — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October 25, 2020 I am a 58 year old investor whose pension pot is invested mainly in … Continue reading

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L&G puts our money where its mouth is.

  Putting our money where its mouth is When it comes to adopting environmental , social and governance tilts into funds, L&G and their investment arm LGIM have been to the fore. First they launched a global equity fund with … Continue reading

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Changing the way our pensions work

I expect that those few remaining trustees and members of IGCs and GAAs who are in denial of the value of ESG, will – in the face of the forthcoming Act and the detail within the consultation, step down. Continue reading

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