A practical approach to ESG – A guide for pension trustees


There is an increasing prominence of Environmental, Social and corporate Governance factors on pension trustee agendas and, as a result, a corresponding need for clarity on how, in practice, these fit with trustees’ legal duties and how they might realistically be taken into account as part of the investment decision making process.

The Sackers guide provides insight on the different types of investments commonly held by trustees in defined benefit schemes and how ESG approaches may differ across different asset classes and strategies. The guide also offers practical tips for trustees keen to exercise their rights as asset owners and looks at how ESG can be reflected in defined contribution schemes.

The Sackers ESG guide provides an overview of trustees’ legal duties and focuses on:

  • Evolution of the duty of care on ESG issues
  • Building ESG into pension scheme portfolios
  • Approaching ESG in DC default funds
  • Stewardship – legal obligations and practicalities
  • Dealing with member concerns and complaints
  • Planning your approach to ESG

Read the full Sackers guide to ESG.

For more information

Paul Phillips

+ 44 (0)20 7615 9523

Ian Cormican

+ 44 (0)20 7615 9501

Stuart O’Brien

+ 44 (0)20 7615 9539

Ralph McClelland

+ 44 (0)20 7615 9532

James Bingham

+ 44 (0)20 7615 9597

Joe Riviere

+44 (0)20 7615 9041

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