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Schemes’ trustees cannot ignore social factors risks

Podcasts

Podcast: Stefan Lundbergh, director at Cardano, and John Howchin, secretary-general of the Council on Ethics for Sweden’s national pension funds, discuss why socially aware investing is so important for pension funds of all sizes — and how trustees can go about taking action.

Mandating net zero could ‘cut straight through’ fiduciary duties

Podcasts

Podcast: Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, and Gareth Stears, pensions technical consultant at Aries Insight, discuss ESG and net zero, social housing, and the Pensions Regulator’s controversial criminal powers.

How to incorporate ESG into manager research

Ben Cooper

Video: Ben Cooper, head of manager research at Cardano, explains how to make sure external managers meet sustainability requirements, how easy it is to get information from third parties, and what questions trustees should be asking during the manager appointment process.

Understanding green and sustainable bonds

Podcasts

Podcast: Arthur Leijgraaff, senior treasury officer at the Dutch development bank FMO, and Rik Klerkx, senior portfolio manager at Cardano, explain what goes into a green bond issuance, and what trustees need to ask of their asset managers and issuers.

No way to avoid the indexation ‘rules lottery’ as inflation bites

Podcasts

Podcast: Eversheds Sutherland partner Stuart Earle and Aon partner Lynda Whitney discuss inflation, the botched attempt to raise the normal minimum pension age, and a new value for money framework.

Trustees need to address sponsor covenant climate risk

Podcasts

Podcast: Lincoln Pensions managing director Michael Bushnell explains how scheme trustees can effectively address climate change risk in their sponsor covenant analysis.

Industry ‘irritation’ with TPR’s code of practice could have been avoided

Podcasts

Podcast: Tim Middleton, director of policy and external affairs at the Pensions Management Institute, and Steven Taylor, partner at LCP, discuss the Pensions Regulator’s new code of practice, collective defined contribution schemes, and flexibility within the defined benefit universe.

Making ESG work for your scheme

Making ESG work for your scheme

Video: With ESG and climate change now required by law to be part of schemes’ investment principles, how can trustees make sure they are implementing these principles effectively? Cardano client director Helen Prior discusses implementation, integration and impact with regard to ESG and sustainability.

Covid-19 could have killed the PLSA

Podcasts

Podcast: Richard Butcher, managing director of PTL, reflects on his tenure as Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association chair, in an episode covering GMP guidance, master trusts and bespoke indices for environmental, social and governance investments.

Market capacity may be barrier to DC scheme consolidation

Podcasts

Podcast: Kim Gubler, chair of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and David Saunders, senior partner elect at Sackers, discuss defined contribution consolidation, the Aon and Willis Towers Watson abandoned merger, new developments in the pensions dashboards project and the regulator’s review of schemes eligible for the Fraud Compensation scheme.