11 August 2021

Welcome to Burges Salmon’s Pensions Law Summary on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Pension Schemes.

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There is currently an increased push within the pensions and wider finance sector to support investment in entities which mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is therefore important for trustees and employers to understand the legal position regarding ESG requirements and pension schemes. These including covering ESG matters in the scheme’s Statement of Investment Principles, monitoring and implementing an ESG policy and ensuring proper disclosure and reporting. We cover all of these requirements and more in this summary.

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