Published 15th of March 2023 by Nina

Pension Funds Have Strong Role to Play in Building a Better, Sustainable Future

For some time now, Scottish Widows has not only been on the march to make its own shift into ‘#nature-positive assets’ but also using its market position to press for systems change in the #financialservices market.

The company’s latest report, issued yesterday and with input from leading environmentalist Tony Juniper CBE, bangs the drum loudly that the private sector should be mobilised heavily to complement public sector #ESG action.

Here’s to that!

Equally, many pensionholders, too, have the opportunity to make choices and can make impact by making ‘nature-positive’ decisions in their #pension management.

As Scottish Widows Head of Responsible Investments and Stewardship Maria Nazarova-Doyle, CFA remarked “pension funds…don’t just influence the long-term #financial wellbeing of millions of savers, but have the potential to influence the long-term health of nature and the planet, too.”

Diverting to ‘nature-positive #assets’ doesn’t mean no receiving financial returns. It means restoring nature while delivering long term financial returns.

As springtime approaches and a new chapter begins, what shifts might you make in your choices to support systems change in #financialservices and, at the same time, build a better, #sustainable #future?


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