UKSIF Response: DWP call for evidence on social issues in pensions

Oscar Warwick Thompson
Oscar Warwick Thompson15th June 2021

UKSIF has responded to DWP’s call for evidence on the consideration of social risks and opportunities by occupational pension schemes. In our response, UKSIF draws on the views of our deep asset owner membership and network, who we consulted in a private roundtable discussion to consider the main areas and themes in the call for evidence.

Our response highlights our members’ stewardship policies on social factors and regular engagement with
investee companies on these issues, while noting some of the challenges encountered such as the significant diversity and complexity of social factors. We cite a number of our members’ extensive stewardship activity with companies on social issues in recent years, both directly and through their investment managers.

 

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