ESG in focus - Barnett Waddingham

Barnett Waddingham outline the key proposals from last year’s DWP consultation that will impact trustees and discuss what trustees may soon need to do.

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The Department for Work and Pensions issued a consultation on clarifying and strengthening trustees’ investment duties last summer, to which public feedback was received.

The focus of the consultation was on the expectations upon trustees to take account of financially material risks within their investment strategies.

Whilst factors such as interest rates, equity risk, longevity etc. are widely considered, the consultation explicitly references those risks associated with Environmental, Social and Governance ( ESG ) factors.

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