Recent government regulations have clarified that pension schemes have a duty to consider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. Many pensions are exploring how they can make impact investments with an increasing number setting out their ESG policies and allocating to impact investments that are within the scope of their fiduciary duties.
Many impact investments offer positive risk-adjusted financial returns as well as lower correlation to public market listed investments which make up a large portion of most pension fund portfolios.
Pension fund trustees are increasingly interested in how impact investments can create greater engagement with scheme members and encourage younger members to save more and earlier.
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Last week we held our first virtual ‘afternoon tea’ hosted by Pensions for Purpose which brought together pension funds and other professional investors to discuss an increasingly popular impact asset class: social and affordable housing...Learn more
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