Tag Archives: TCFD

Sunak’s cynical vote-grab at odds with the purpose of pensions.

Politicians come and go, but pension funds precede and succeed them.  The money in them matters, not just to politicians but to the people who benefit from them and the planet they will retire on. Yesterday, the British Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Investment consultants face major challenge on climate change advice.

  This blog is about  Carbon Tracker’s  Loading the Dice against pensions which you can download here This report is a call to action for investment professionals to look at the compelling evidence we see inthe climate science literature, and … Continue reading

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“There is no such thing as passive Paris alignment” LGPS urged to embrace scope 4

This is one of a number of short blogs I am producing , reporting on the issues dominating the PLSA’s Local Authority Pensions Conference being held between Cirencester and Cricklade in the Cotswolds Water Park. Till recently, LGPS was thought … Continue reading

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Setting net zero goals – a ball of confusion?

  As readers know, I’m interested in the value savers get from their money and the majority of my thinking has been the amount of money savings produce (the outcome). But we all know there is clean and dirty money, … Continue reading

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Judging the net zero pledges of workplace pensions

Competition between workplace pension providers has been a great boon to the 11 million new savers who have payroll contributions being made towards a retirement pot. The vast majority of the retirement pots being built up are likely to see … 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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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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How will history remember the Pension Schemes Act 2021?

  The Pension Schemes Bill received Royal Assent last week and is now enacted. Though assent is a formality, it draws the line in the sand. “What is changing”  is now “what has changed” and the work of Guy Opperman … Continue reading

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TCFD is the green washing test for UK asset managers

This post from David Crum of Minerva analytics is profoundly disturbing David Crum ASIP• 1stManaging Director – Asset Steward Solutions2w • Edited • 2 weeks ago   2020 – the year the investment industry dropped the ball on ‘Implementation Statements’ This … Continue reading

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“Shape up or shape out” – DWP give small DC schemes one year’s notice

   It is not acceptable for savers to be enrolled in arrangements that do not deliver value in terms of costs, investment returns or secure and resilient governance. Government would expect trustees acting in the best interests of their members … Continue reading

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