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Government issues call for evidence on climate investment

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On the go: The UK government is exploring ways to increase the mobilisation of public and private investment to achieve 2030 climate and nature targets in emerging and developing economies, having launched a call for evidence on May 12.

Weekly Roundup: Queen’s crown annoys protesters

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This week – Queen’s Speech measures spark street protests, BBC appeals to High Court to change its DB  benefits, experts warn DWP’s plans to promote illiquids in DC could up costs for members, and 60 per cent of schemes admit they do not expect to meet net zero goals.

CofE convenes climate transition group, Clara pledges net zero

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including a coalition of UK pension funds joining forces to support climate transition in emerging markets, and a net zero pledge from Clara-Pensions.

PIC invests in social housing, Brunel targets biodiversity

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ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the Pension Insurance Corporation investing in a social housing provider, and the Brunel Pension Partnership highlighting biodiversity as a priority following a review of its responsible investment strategy.

60% of pension funds don’t expect to meet net zero goals

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Sixty per cent of a group of large pension funds across North America, Europe and Australasia believe they will fail to achieve their net zero goals under current conditions, new research has revealed.

Tesco: 9 in 10 members seek trust and safety in an ESG strategy

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Members want a responsible investment strategy to deliver growth, but they also want to have trust in their scheme and ensure their savings are safe, according to research on Tesco’s defined contribution scheme members.

Worcestershire invests in climate fund, insurers lock in net zero targets

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund investing in a climate fund, bulk annuity insurers all having set net zero targets, and the Church of England Pensions Board slashing the carbon intensity of its holdings by a fifth.

Uncertainty around inflation leads to ‘casino pensions’

Podcast: Pension Playpen chief executive Steve Goddard is joined by Cardano managing director Emily Goodridge to discuss inflation, technology in pensions, and the future of environmental, social and governance disclosure.

Standard Life’s sustainable switch and a new LGPS active fund

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including a new sustainable multi-asset profile from Standard Life, a £1bn sustainable global equities fund from LGPS Central, and an anti-scams pledge from the Universities Superannuation Scheme.