Tag Archives: Climate change

Pensioner poverty should be as hot a topic as the weather!

    This morning – 25 people are going to wake up and decide whether to go into Central London to attend a meeting on the impact of the cost of living on pensioner poverty. I hope that the majority … Continue reading

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Debate won by Sunak, Mordaunt slips back, Truss improves

The quality and intensity of the leadership debate on Sunday seems to have favored Rishi Sunak, with Liz Truss gaining ground on Penny Mordaunt, while Kemi Badenoch’s advance has  stalled. Despite fervent promotion on social media by Ros Altmann, Tom … Continue reading

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David Farrar leaves the DWP to join Nest.

Anyone who has known David Farrar in his 7 years as senior policy manager for the DWP will wish him well as he joins Nest to work on climate change, responsible investment and other evolving policy areas. His DWP occupational … Continue reading

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TPR demands trustee action on climate change risks.

A new climate change strategy was published on Wednesday by The Pensions Regulator. TPR is calling on scheme trustees to act now to protect savers from climate risk. It has come in for criticism in the FT’s Pension Expert. I don’t … Continue reading

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Too many schemes, too many pots, too little pension!

We need to sort out pensions and we pensions need to sort out the climate. These are the challenges we face and I’m pleased to see Government is on to them! Over the weekend , I tried to put the … Continue reading

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The four green leaves of the clover

It’s my privilege to attend the three-weekly sessions of the Pensions NetWork and I’ve found them a welcome relief over this year of lockdown from the trials of the diurnal round. The 80 minute sessions are positive, informative and intellectually … 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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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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8.5m Nest members behind bid to buck-up Barclays

  You may not know it, but you could just have become a stakeholder in how Barclays finances companies and in the process become a climate change activist. Share Action has co-ordinated a group of organisations , including NEST to … 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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