07 October 2019

Opperman letter sets clear direction of travel on ESG for pension schemes

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Lorna Blyth, head of investment solutions at Royal London, comments in response to pensions minister Guy Opperman writing to 50 of the country’s biggest pension schemes to remind trustees about their responsibilities to set out their environmental, social and governance policies.


“Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly in the spotlight, with issues such as climate change, diversity, and single-use plastics making headlines. This move by the Pensions Minister sets a clear direction of travel from government and policy makers.”

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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £139 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and 4,348 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2020.