UK pension industry’s carbon footprint ‘larger than that of the entire nation’

UK pension schemes fund the release of an estimated 330 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, new research suggests

Almost £2 trillion in pension schemes are still ‘misaligned with Paris Agreement’

Nearly 71 of 100 major pension schemes have not publicly unveiled ‘robust’ net zero commitments, according to new research

Major companies opt for greener pensions under new charter

Richard Curtis’ Make My Money Matter campaign has announced its ‘Green Pensions Charter’ with major companies such as IKEA, EY, Octopus Group and Oxfam signing up

Climate change sex strike inspired by ancient Greek comedy to hit East Sussex

The call encourages people to refrain from sex with the 50 county councillors until they ‘agree to stop funding climate change’

Government won’t make climate-related financial disclosures mandatory

Ministers have refused to listen to the recommendation made by the Environmental Audit Committee

Actors say it’s curtains for fossil-fuelled pensions

A group of famous actors and performers have said the curtain is coming down on pensions investing in fossil fuels. The celebrities have voiced support for the #PensionPower campaign, which was set up by members of the British actors’ union Equity and supported by responsible investment charity ShareAction. Award-winning actor Mark Rylance and actresses Zoë Wanamaker […]

£50m solar fund for pension and charity investors

A £50 million solar fund has been launched in the UK aiming to attract pension and charity investors. Launched by Goldfield Partners, the Solar Green Fund provides investors with the opportunity to enter into a limited partnership which will purchase a range of installed solar assets in the UK. Each investor is expected to get […]

Oil tanker strike threat

Oil tanker drivers are threatening strike action, according to the union Unite. Britain’s largest union is holding a ballot today to determine whether its 2,000 tanker driver members will begin industrial action over what it says are unfair employment terms. The ballot closes this afternoon. Unite claims “behind the scenes, the major employers have been […]

Pension cash could unlock billions for renewables

A pensions firm has written to both the pensions and climate change ministers to suggest that the billions of pounds controlled by self invested personal pensions investors could help the government meet carbon-reduction targets. Hornbuckle Mitchell managing director Dave White told Climate Change Minster Greg Bakerand Pensions Mininster Steve Webb that “an exemption for green-energy […]