Dalriada Trustees selects Minerva for implementation statements reporting

Dalriada Trustees selects Minerva for implementation statements reporting Dalriada Trustees, one of the UK’s largest independent trustee firms, has selected Minerva Analytics to carry out vital duties for its pension fund clients related to the newly introduced implementation statement. Dalriada, which operates out of seven UK offices, has appointed Minerva to assess its external asset […]

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Regulators: Beware of climate risks in actuarial forecasts

Regulators: Beware of climate risks in actuarial forecasts Regulators are warning that risks from climate change pose a significant threat to the quality and accuracy of actuarial work. This latest warning from the Joint Forum on Actuarial Regulation – which includes representatives from the Financial Reporting Council, Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator – […]

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Sec lending management key to better ESG

Sec lending management key to better ESG Managing securities lending policies in line with ESG goals, rather than halting them completely, should result in better outcomes for shareholders, research suggests. In recent months, asset owners had been quizzing fund firms over whether the practice of securities lending erodes long-term sustainability efforts. This followed a decision […]

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COVID-19 brings social investment to the fore

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a renewed emphasis on the ‘social’ aspect of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Companies that place a high priority on the wellbeing of staff are likely to be those that succeed in the long term – a point highlighted by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) in a recent […]

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ECODA

The chair of the European Confederation of Directors Associations (ECODA) has urged boards to embrace ESG in the fightback against coronavirus and the economic chaos which will likely follow the pandemic. In an open letter, chair Jan Wesseldijk explained it is the responsibility of companies to contribute to the survival of the economy, noting that […]

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ESGvolution

Whilst asset owners’ approach to ESG has been slowly shaped by regulatory and best practice influences over time, we have now reached the point that inaction on the topic is no longer possible, according to Sarah Wilson, Minerva’s Chief Executive.  At Minerva’s recent ESG Educational Event in London, Sarah addressed the topic of ‘ESGvolution’, looking […]

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EU-wide task force appointed as NFRD reform gathers pace

Investors look ahead to ambitious EU agenda Fund groups, investors and law firms are weighing up the readiness of EU member states to implement new rules relating to environmental, social and governance-based investments. Top of the list is the introduction of the EU taxonomy, a framework designed to act as a catalyst for sustainable investment, […]

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Sustainable investment ESG

Significant challenges exist for asset stewards in terms of assessing whether pertinent ESG factors have been identified and integrated into the investment process of their asset managers, according to Niall O’Shea from Discern Sustainability. At Minerva’s recent ESG Educational Event in London, Niall explored the topic of the growth of ESG and Climate Change factor […]

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climate change pension schemes

Climate change is a significant risk and all Pension Scheme Trustees now need to give it specific attention, according to The Pensions Regulator. At Minerva’s Autumn ESG Education Event in London, Melanie Jarman, Policy Analyst – ESG Issues at TPR, updated attendees on recent legislative changes in the UK that affect pension schemes. These changes […]

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asset owners climate change

Investors need courage of their ESG convictions Asset owners must have the courage of their convictions to push forward with ESG policies – particularly when relevant data is hard to come by. That was one of the overarching messages from a panel hosted by Minerva Analytics’ Sarah Wilson at the first Responsible Asset Owners Global […]

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