Pensions ignore environmental and social risks

April 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Apr2012, Issue 447, p10
The article focuses on a survey by Fair Pensions which found that British insurance firms ignore the environmental, social and governance risks to the value of pensions they provide. According to the survey, the only insurer with a responsible investment policy is Aegon. Ten largest insurers in Great Britain were surveyed by the campaign group. A lack of transparency over socially responsible investment fund was also found by the survey.


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