TAKING ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER

Pensions have the power to help build a more sustainable future as well as growing people’s savings. Our responsible investment approach aims to benefit our pension customers, the planet and society. See how we’re putting our approach into action.

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Why we invest responsibly

The way we invest on behalf of our customers can have an important role to play in building a sustainable future worth living in. This is because the money you’re saving into your pension is likely to be predominantly invested in companies. These companies have an impact on the world around us, so by investing in them, so do we.

Why we invest responsibly

How we invest responsibly

We aim to invest, where we can, in companies that are working hard on things like reducing their impact on the environment and people. And excluding those that are causing severe harm to the planet or society.

How we invest responsibly

Climate change, biodiversity and deforestation

HOW COULD CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT MY PENSION INVESTMENTS?

Stephen Porter, our Responsible Investment Specialist, explores how climate change can impact your pension savings and investments and what we are doing to protect our 6 million customers.

Our approach to climate change

How we aim to safeguard customers’ investments from the risks associated with climate change while taking advantage of related opportunities.

Read our approach to climate change (PDF, 3MB)

Climate action plan

Our roadmap to halving the carbon footprint of all our investments by 2030 on our path to net zero emissions by 2050.

Read our climate action plan (PDF, 5MB)

Climate action plan 2022 progress update (PDF, 1MB)

THE JUST WAY: THE CASE FOR A JUST CLIMATE TRANSITION

Our report, The Just Way - The case for a Just Climate Transition, examines how job creation, productivity enhancements, and reducing inequality are all possible in the transition to a low carbon economy. But without considering the challenges and risk to communities, workers and people, these opportunities may never be realised. We advocate for a ‘just transition’ that is as fair and inclusive as possible as the world decarbonises.

Read our report (PDF, 3MB)

Nature and biodiversity: the pensions imperative

In our report we explore why understanding the value of nature and taking steps to preserve and restore it, is key to a sustainable and prosperous future.

Read our nature and biodiversity report (PDF, 3MB)

Our approach to deforestation

We consider why deforestation matters to investors and how we are using existing frameworks and metrics to develop our approach to deforestation.

Read our approach to deforestation report (PDF, 2MB)

OUR LATEST UPDATE

We have published our second ever Green Pensions Report, which uncovers the changing priorities of employees and employers when it comes to their future finances.

Green pensions report

REPORTING ON OUR PROGRESS

Our latest Responsible Investment and Stewardship Report outlines the progress we made in 2022 to deliver on our plans to benefit customers’ investments and broader society.

Read the highlights (PDF, 300KB) 

Read the full report (PDF, 9MB)

INFORMATION HUB

Our information hub houses our research, policies and reporting.

Information hub
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We’re one of the first signatories to the Stewardship Code 2020. The Code sets a high standard for those investing money on behalf of UK savers. Signatories must demonstrate how they’ve acted on their policies and made an impact.

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We are inaugural members of the Occupational Pensions Stewardship Council, which aims to promote and facilitate high standards of stewardship of pension assets.