Tag Archives: ESG

Getting youngsters saving more

Telling youngsters to save more is a waste of time It’s been a sad 48 hours on twitter watching the wolf pack turn on Paul Claireaux for his cappuccino blog – where Paul postulates that a youngster could have a … Continue reading

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Con Keating questions the value of “limited liability”.

It’s been a while since this blog has featured Con’s incisive thinking. This article calls into question the capacity of shareholders to have their returns and have someone eat the risk. There’s a lot of easy talk about the “governance” … Continue reading

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You want to help people engage with pensions? WATCH THIS!

Wow! Quietroom have put together a short video of clips of  people confronted by the investments in their pensions. The video also sees what happens when people see a “stunning list of good things” There are a couple of clips … Continue reading

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Why we must guard against ESG profiteering.

There is a great wave of enthusiasm amongst the investment community for responsible investments, the three factors underpinning it, Environmental, Social and Governance came into almost every discussion at this week ‘s Public and Private Pensions Summit. But with such … Continue reading

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ReAssuring us through its IGC?

A word on padding The first thing you notice about the ReAssure IGC report is stock images. Page one and two are entirely devoted to them, page three and four have one, page five has five and page six is … Continue reading

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The curfew tolls the knell of small DC

I was a bit churlish in yesterday’s blog to the DWP who – on re-reading – have produced an excellent paper outlining the advantages of incorporating social purpose into the DC funds we default to. I urge you to read … Continue reading

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AgeWage – the value of consumer values

This article is  by Oliver Tapper, who is currently working with me, taking a year out of University. It represents our thinking on how ESG should be integrated into our business and gives some thought to how our business can … Continue reading

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Pensions and the Blue Planet

In an astonishing report “Navigating ESG – a practical guide”, the teams of the Defined Contribution Investment Forum have delivered a major contribution to our understanding of what “responsible investing” is, who wants to do it and how we can talk … Continue reading

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Alright LCP and First Actuarial – here’s my ESG challenge to you!

I’d alert readers to an excellent thought piece by LCP consultant, Sam Cobley. You can read it here. Sam ponders why, while every trustee and IGC chair is now commenting on Responsible Investment and Environmental, Social and Governance issues. So few … Continue reading

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What I’ll be looking for from the 2018 IGC chair statements

    2018 and all that It’s IGC reporting season again and I’ll be looking to have answers to four questions this year. So here are my questions (more hope than expectation). If you’re making a value for money, what … Continue reading

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