United Kingdom: Call for Evidence launched on the Social element of ESG investing

The impact of social factors on pension scheme investments will be scrutinised by the Government as a Call for Evidence is launched today.

  • A 12-week Call for Evidence launched today will seek views on how pension scheme trustees understand social factors and how they are included in their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies.
  • Social factors can present a wide range of potential risks to a scheme’s investments, but they can also present lucrative investment opportunities.
  • Responses will help inform the Government on the steps needed to ensure that trustees are better able to meet their legal ESG obligations.

This will help increase policymaker and industry understanding of what is currently being done, and what more could be done, to ensure both the risks and opportunities presented by social factors are adequately considered by pension schemes.

The original full article can be found at gov.uk

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