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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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Time for workplace pensions to raise their game! Invest responsibly or lose our trust!

Here are some sad truths about the way that auto-enrolment workplace pension providers manage your money. Recent research by Ignite UK suggests that we expect fund managers to manage responsibly. If this is the case, people are not having their … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment pension savers could face significant losses due to poor climate risk practice

    A new report by ClientEarth and ShareAction has revealed that millions of pension savers, including those signed up under the government’s auto-enrolment legislation, may face significant future losses due to lack of action from pension providers and their … Continue reading

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Luvvies warm to sustainable investment!

  A group of high-profile actors and performers have voiced support for a campaign by members of the British actors’ union. It seeks to encourage its pension provider to move their money away from fossil fuels which harm the planet and financial … Continue reading

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@ShareActionUK – so much with so little!

    t At the beginning of last week I went to the Institute of Directors to see various “think-tanks” congratulate each other on their thinking- typically carried out in plush Mayfair offices at the expense of a Foundation set … Continue reading

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A war on climate Trump can’t win!

  If – as anticipated – Donald Trump goes to war on the climate and withdraws the USA from the Paris Accord – he will be the silliest politician since King Lear raged at the storm clouds! Not only will … Continue reading

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“Please don’t take your politics into this room” – An evening with @shareactionuk .

Well done @ShareActionUK bringing people together #pensionpower pic.twitter.com/gzOtG13JeT — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) November 1, 2016   The statement was made by the chair of trustees advised by my friend Nico Aspinall, when Nico advocated a green default for the chair’s mastertrust. The statement … Continue reading

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Putting the world to rights – in a snazzy waistcoat!

    One of the reasons that pension schemes are so boring is that they never seem to do anything. They take your money and then they give you it back, in the intervening years you are none the wiser … Continue reading

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The conflicted world of Independent Governance Committees

If this is consumer friendly – I’d rather be a Dutchman! Continue reading

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Governance on parade – why we must show leadership.

From this year, insurance companies must create both internal and external controls to ensure they carry out the responsibilities they are taking on when helping us save and spend our pension pots. Yesterday afternoon I spent time with insurers and … Continue reading

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