Category Archives: ESG

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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Investing in the right place

I am very pleased to hear about a new project designed to get pension schemes investing in the right place. You can read about it here It’s an initiative that impacts us all, we all pay council tax or at … Continue reading

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Boohoo should test how much we want our money to matter

Are you wearing any of these brands? boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal MissPap. Karen Millen, Oasis Warehouse. Probably not – Boohoo targets the 16-24 year old fashion market and is principally bought by young women. Happily young people have better things … Continue reading

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The G in ESG is vital to pensions and our pensions governance vital to ESG

  Sarah Wilson, chief executive of Minerva, the shareholder adviser, said: “At a time when innovation and [research and development] is so important it would seem that financial engineering is taking a higher priority.” – Financial Times  Employers looking for … Continue reading

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“Make my Money Matter” launches Tuesday; here’s your invitation

Make My Money Matter, spearheaded by Richard Curtis, Co-founder of Comic Relief, is launching a movement calling for the trillions of pounds invested in our UK pensions to build a better world – one that puts people and planet alongside profit. … Continue reading

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ESG? – don’t take anyone’s word for it!

  We employ asset managers for a reason The reason we employ asset managers is that they are better at investing our money than we are ourselves. They can do the job more time and cost effeciently , execute our … Continue reading

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Will COVID promote ESG or destroy it?

This time last year I was talking with BNY Mellon about using AgeWage as an ESG platform to help investors vote their shares. It’s not we decided to do (though there is one Fintech that’s taken up the challenge). The … Continue reading

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