Tag Archives: ESG

The “Air Miles First” approach to sustainable investing.

  Just how serious are American investment houses in saving the planet? No doubt delegates to this conference consider the concept of a “fly-in” pretty cool. Delegates get to meet each other in a Washington Conference Hotel having flown in … Continue reading

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Life during wartime

A comment on yesterday’s blog on the impact of the Ukrainian war on our pensions Henry What was invested in your funds is no longer relevant – what is invested now is to all intents and purposes zero. So for … Continue reading

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Have shareholders any real leverage on executive pay?

Two articles, published in the FT within 24 hours, with polarised messaging! The first written by Harriet Agnew from New York includes a quote from LGIM’s Angeli Benham. “Most companies don’t act on the remuneration feedback we give them. For … Continue reading

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Professing Green – how can we buy ESG with confidence?

The FCA is doing good work , establishing a standard way to display green funds so that people know what they are buying with confidence. Their thinking so far is outlined in a discussion paper DP 21-4. The paper is … Continue reading

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If Fossil Fuels are F words, why do we Finance them?

  “no group involved in the expansion of fossil fuel projects could claim that it was on a pathway to net zero” – Mark Campanale This is a bold claim on a day when our Chancellor  calls on the world’s … Continue reading

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Is the public buying “responsible investment” the way we’re selling it?

Janette Weir reported on work commissioned by the DC Investors Forum on the impact of Covid on members of workplace pensions. You can read LIVING WITH COVID: TRACKING MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT  here   Given what we now know … Continue reading

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Are our workplace pensions doing any good?

  Employers choose a DC pension for their staff for different reasons. During the staging of auto-enrolment, the capacity of the provider to manage compliance with regulations was a key criterion for medium sized employers; the capacity to set a … Continue reading

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Little did we know… the Law Deb debate – a year late!

  On April 16th 2020, a few days into the first lockdown, Mark Ashworth announced the postponement of the 2020 event . The mail is a curiosity , a cameo of how phrases like “seeing you”, “in person” and “life … Continue reading

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How ESG should protect our national game

“Football should be built on community, not built on mutiny”. Nasser al-Khelaifi – President of Paris St Germain Protecting football from mutiny Fifteen years ago I spoke at an NAPF conference in Manchester , the morning after being smashed in … Continue reading

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What will popular reaction be to Nest going green?

In a recent poll by YouGov carried out a  survey of 1,183 pension savers conducted by last July. It found that almost two-thirds of respondents thought their retirement scheme should invest in a way that reduced the damaging impact of … Continue reading

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