30 Sep '15, 3pm

Setbacks for green investments: Growth of green investment is being held back by short-termism in pension fund...

The Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has undertaken a comprehensive study of the role of investment consultants in green investment. Investment consultants are key ‘gatekeepers’ for asset owners, such as pension funds, and are instrumental in determining whether innovative ideas are accepted or not by the financial community. Ben Caldecott, Director of the Stranded Assets Programme said, “The expansion of green investment is being held back unnecessarily by inadequate pension fund-investment consultant relationships. One of the many problems is the confusion over whether fiduciary duty allows pension funds to act on climate change or sustainability issues. It does and investment consultants are not pressing as proactively as they should be, which might be seriously harmful.” “Innovation is also impeded b...

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