DWP, pensions, stewardship

This week marked the inaugural meeting of the Occupational Pensions Stewardship council, a new Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) initiative responding to a recent push for improved stewardship and ESG reporting.

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overload

This week, Minerva CEO Sarah Wilson spoke to Mallowstreet editor Sandra Wolf for a feature on the growing reporting burden facing UK pension schemes.

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Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks

Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions Nearly half of major companies in the highest polluting sectors worldwide are failing to weigh up how climate change will affect their businesses. The findings come from the State of the Transition report compiled by the Transition Pathway Initiative, an organisation backed by asset owners and fund managers, […]

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Carillion directors

The UK’s Work and Pensions Select Committee has used its response to the government’s green paper on corporate governance to emphasise that public and private companies need to ensure that their pension fund forms part of their corporate thinking. The MPs’ recommendations follow their inquiry into the collapse of the retailer BHS last year. This privately-run […]

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Manifest’s annual review of executive remuneration trendshas now been published and has received a positive response from a variety of market commentators including Robert Peston for BBC’s News at 10 and the BBC World Service’s European Business News.  This year’s survey has been extended to included pensions data as well as detailed narrative on trends […]

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New research from the UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF) highlights “clear and exciting evidence” that a group of Responsible Investment (RI) champions is beginning to emerge among UK corporate pension funds. Three quarters of repeat respondents achieved a higher score this year than in 2007 and, according to the report, the driving force behind the […]

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The average executive at one of the UK’s top 102 companies can retire at 60 on a final salary pension worth over £3m – enough to provide, at a pension of £193,000 a year, more than 25 times the average occupational pension, research by the TUC has revealed. The union group’s survey revealed that the […]

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