In brief

  • April, 2022

    Access publishes first progress report

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    The Access pool has published its first progress update to provide an overview of the pool and to highlight the last year’s key achievements. By December 2021, the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) managed by the pool’s appointed operator, Link Fund Solutions had accumulated £22.9 billion across 25 sub-funds, with a further £12.1 billion placed ...

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  • April, 2022

    Animal welfare: the spirit is willing, but implementation is slow

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    A report claims that while companies continue to invest in animal welfare, they are too slow in delivering meaningful welfare impacts on the ground. The 10th annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report reveals that of the 150 companies assessed, 134 (89%) now acknowledge farm animal welfare as a business issue (it was 71% of 68 ...

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  • April, 2022

    Energy transition accelerated by Ukraine invasion

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    Geopolitical uncertainty is creating increased need for transition risk management, according to a new report by WTW. The WTW Energy Market Review 2022 shows the need to manage energy transition risk is being accelerated by the requirement to seek alternatives to oil and gas, following the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. The report also looks at the ...

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  • April, 2022

    Northern LGPS Q4 2021 stewardship report released

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    Northern LGPS (NLGPS), the pool for Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire pension funds, has published its stewardship report for the last quarter of 2021. In December, Greater Manchester Pension Fund announced it was filing a resolution at Amazon, in collaboration with the OIP Investment Trust. The resolution asks the global retail giant to ...

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  • April, 2022

    Brunel lobbies supermarket for the Living Wage

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has filed a resolution with supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s calling for the introduction of the Living Wage for its 189,000 directly employed staff. The pool’s action has been made as part of a coalition made up of 10 institutional investors worth £2.2 trillion plus 108 individual shareholders lobbying for the UK’s ...

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  • April, 2022

    Pools make their position on Russia crystal clear

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    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted widespread condemnation of the aggressor, and articulation of support for the nation under attack. It has also encouraged many of the investment pools and individual funds to issue statements on their position on Russian investments. “We are deeply saddened by the situation in Ukraine and our thoughts are ...

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