PLSA publishes case studies to aid schemes in meeting climate goals

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a series of case studies on workplace pension providers enacting climate policies, with the aim of helping pension schemes meet climate goals.

The series of essays, titled Towards a Greener Future: Case Studies from the Pension Sector, demonstrates real-world examples on how schemes can meet climate-related regulatory challenges and investment ambitions.

The PLSA said the case studies should offer “meaningful insight” to pension trustees and help them learn from other people’s experiences.

Included in the series of essays are examples on setting climate goals, gathering data, reporting against Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and implementing investment strategies that align with the Paris Agreement.

Commenting on the publication, PLSA director of policy and advocacy, Nigel Peaple, said: “The pension sector is united in its desire to tackle climate change and, in advance of new TCFD requirements, large pension schemes are already assessing the impact of their investments in order to adopt strategies which will help to reduce climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“Our new guide, ‘Towards a Greener Future’, sets out case studies on how pension schemes and providers are approaching this issue in practical terms.

“Many of these are from schemes that have been leading the way on investing in a climate-aware way.

“This is a complex area, and we hope that pensions trustees and schemes find our new guide useful whatever the stage they are up to in dealing with climate change.”

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