• Transition-focused index backed by Church of England pension

    30 January 2020

    The pension board of the Church of England (CofE) has allocated £600 million ($780 million) to a fund tracking a first-of-its-kind, custom-made, climate transition index, and issued a rallying call for other pension funds to follow.

  • £30bn pension fund targets 'not fit for purpose' finance sector

    27 January 2020

    A £30 billion ($39 billion) UK government pension partnership has described the finance sector as "not fit for purpose" for addressing climate change, promising to remove firms and investments managers who fail to perform on the issue.

  • Investors urge Barclays to phase out fossil fuel financing activities

    08 January 2020

    A group of 11 institutional investors has filed a shareholder resolution to Barclays, calling on the London-listed bank to phase out its financing for fossil fuel firms.

  • Brunel selects managers for £1bn emerging markets sub-fund

    12 November 2019

    Brunel Pension Partnership has selected Genesis Investment Management, Wellington Management and Investec Asset Management to run a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) emerging markets sub-fund.

  • UK introduction of ESG disclosure rules for pensions is ‘key milestone’

    02 October 2019

    The introduction of rules that require UK pension schemes to set out how they consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment strategy has been billed as an industry landmark.

  • People moves: SIM, IIRC, Swiss Life, Brunel Pension, SUSI, Nordea

    05 July 2019
  • UK pension pool invests £50m in Mirova infrastructure fund

    10 April 2019

    A Mirova infrastructure fund has attracted a €50 million ($43.2 million) investment from the Brunel Pension Partnership pool of UK pension funds.

  • NTR raises €229m for second renewables fund

    03 January 2019

    European infrastructure developer NTR has attracted commitments of €229 million ($260 million) for its second renewables fund, of which €145 million has been raised at first close.

  • Investors and corporates join forces in new plastics initiative

    31 October 2018

    More than 15 major institutional investors and organisations representing several hundred companies have joined forces in support of a new initiative "to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source".

  • UK, Chinese finance groups reveal plans to boost environmental disclosures

    12 September 2018

    Details have been released of three-year action plans to improve disclosure of environmental information by a group of Chinese and UK financial institutions.