The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has appointed Russell Investments as its ESG Insight Partner to share expertise on these issues with the industry.
The PMI will work alongside Russell Investments to deliver webinars, interviews, panel discussions, research and case studies designed to increase understanding of environmental, social and governance topics across pensions firms.
ESG issues are increasingly important for the industry following the passing of the Pensions Scheme Act 2021 earlier this year. The new regulations require larger pension schemes to report and act in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD).
The partnership will allow PMI members to access Russell Investments’ insight and experience on ESG through its multiple distribution channels, including its monthly magazine ‘Pensions Aspects’, email newsletters, PMI TV and its dedicated Insight Partners web area. PMI’s Insight Partnerships are developed exclusively with organisations considered to be thought leaders and experts in the industry, to support innovation on significant issues and add value through the delivery of expert knowledge.
Gareth Tancred, CEO of the Pensions Management Institute, says: “ESG continues to grow in prominence as it becomes a key feature of pension scheme management. As leading experts in responsible investing and ESG, Russell Investments is an ideal choice to be our Insight Partner on this topic. We look forward to working with the firm to champion ESG knowledge sharing and thought leadership in the pensions sector.”
Jihan Diolosa, Head of Responsible Investing at Russell Investments, comments: “ESG is an increasingly critical consideration in the management of pension schemes, with the potential to both enhance the value of investments and protect against sources of risk. In partnering with the PMI, we hope to provide its members with even deeper insights to help them meet long-term investment objectives, reflecting our long-established commitment to address key environmental, social and governance issues and positively contribute to a more sustainable world.”