Pension funds are long-term investors who want the companies they invest in to flourish on an ongoing basis, and to have a positive impact on the wider economy. There is a growing recognition that integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into investment and stewardship practices can achieve better returns for investors.
The PLSA is at the forefront of effort to encourage a sustainable and long-term investment culture in the UK. Our current programme on corporate culture and working practices has included a discussion paper examining the case for better disclosure of work-related information in corporate reporting and a toolkit advising PLSA members on what information they should request from investee companies about their workers.
We also host events, undertake research and participate in industry groups on subjects ranging from climate change to board leadership to company auditing.