30 Nov '15, 3pm

Pension Funds Must Now Consider Environmental, Social and Governance Factors

Pension Funds Must Now Consider Environmental, Social and Governance Factors

You may not have noticed, but with over $9 Trillion invested in U.S. pensions you should care that the U.S. Labor Department released Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01 providing guidance on the investment duties of pension plans when considering investments, now requiring that they take into account environmental, social and governance factors. It is significant that the Federal government is telling pensions plans what criteria to use when selecting investments, including taking into account climate change and other environmental factors. It is also significant that this is a change when the Labor Department over the last 30 years has consistently stated, including in IB 94-1, that investing fiduciaries may not use plan assets to promote social, environmental, or other public policy causes at the expense of the financial interests of the plan’s participants and beneficiaries ...

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