IPE News: Defined ambition, TUC, people roundup, PFA, PensionDanmark, Industriens, Big Society Capital

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Hazel Henderson,                 Today’s top stories             Defined ambition pensions could be ‘distraction’ for UK government UK – TUC says DA agenda risks distracting DWP from work of improving defined contribution schemes. 30/08/13 Friday people …

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments | The Energy Collective Daily

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments | The Energy Collective Daily Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments     Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments Posted: 07 Jul 2013 09:00 AM PDT As the financial community begins to wake up to this idea of …

IORP II impact studies, people roundup, APG DC platform, Polish reform, Rabobank, Thornburg

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             European Commission asks ECB, Joint Research Centre to conduct IORP II impact studies   EUROPE – Brussels seeks to gauge potential impact on markets, occupational pension funds. …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: Flexenclosure gets pension fund, VC cash in €15m round

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

NewNet Daily Newsletter 29 May 2013 Looking for green investment opportunities? Subscribe to New Energy World Networkand see all the latest prospective financing rounds Deal News Platina, Arise open largest Nordic wind farm Shanks exits non-core wood trading activities MORE DEAL NEWS » Company News ‘New era’ dawns for renewable energy …

EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …

Long-term investing, DC disclosure, discount rate debate, Danish FSA, Kent County, KLP

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                            Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with long-term investing Green Paper   EUROPE – Commissioner Michel Barnier …

[Climate Bonds] UK £12m solar bond / New Mexico solar farm to deliver energy below fossil fuel cost

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

+  The UK’s £4.6bn Lancashire County Pension Fund has invested in a 23.5 year, £12m ($18m) solar bond, issued by a community-owned solar power plant in Oxfordshire. According to I&PE, the bond gives Lancashire a return “3 percentage points above the retail prices index”. Westmill Solar Coop’s 21,000-panel solar farm …

“UK to investigate whether pension providers are competing on charges” from IPE News, Jan. 17

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  UK to investigate whether pension providers are competing on charges   UK – OFT probe comes as part of ‘growing focus’ on fees, pension association says.   Read more…         European Parliament approves new rules for ratings agencies   Equities, corporate bonds drive returns for Austrian …

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions ‘ 11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. …

Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

ISSUE 22 – BACK TO BASICS EDITION Dear Responsible Investment subscriber, We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of our Responsible Investment Update, a global review highlighting important new resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes. This month, …