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DWP launches consultation on DB scheme funding  July 29, 2022 The UK’s DWP aims to create clearer funding standards while supporting trustees and employers in planning their scheme funding over the long term The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is seeking consultation on The Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding and Investment Strategy and Amendment) […]

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The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge has reached 103 signatories, now representing in total over €14.7trn in assets across 19 different countries. 

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London, UK

TCFD alignment is set to be mandated as pensions minister Guy Opperman highlights stewardship as key in unlocking sustainable investment

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Roberta Metsola, President of the European Union

Legislatures around the world are become increasingly aware of Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) techniques being used by individuals and companies, and are seeking methods of combating the practice, according to research by law firm Leigh Day. 

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Minerva’s very own Paul Hewitt has been featured in the latest episode of a new podcast by Global Systematic Investors (GSI). Take a listen to Paul as he discusses Active Ownership for passive investors with journalist and investor advocate Robin Powell.

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ESG

SEC proposes new rules against greenwashing in ESG funds June 10, 2022 The proposal sets out three types of ESG funds and what they are required to disclose. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced a proposal aiming to standardise disclosures for ESG funds. As greenwashing continues to be a prominent issue within […]

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LGPS, Pensions, Pension

Minerva is delighted to have been reappointed to the latest edition of the National LGPS Framework for Stewardship Services.

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HSBC

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has accused HSBC of misleading customers in its adverts on the company’s green initiatives, according to a draft recommendation seen by the Financial Times.

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Shareholder activism

A record number of climate-related shareholder votes are expected to be filed with major oil and gas companies in 2022, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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ESG

A group of 6 NGOs have called for higher standards for sustainable investment funds under the EU’s SFDR articles 8 & 9.

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