74% of Pension Schemes Going Green Already

Published / Last Updated on 25/05/2022

A survey by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) of pension schemes in the UK has found that:

  • 74% of responding schemes have net zero carbon emissions already in place or will be in place with the next two years.
  • 68% of schemes said climate change was a priority
  • 56% of schemes said achieving net zero was a priority

Other priority areas for pension schemes:

  • 37% are also prioritising company executives and board diversity
  • 35% are also prioritising human rights abuses


Our pensions and investment funds are already required to report yearly on progress towards a more sustainable and greener future as well as corporate governance, human rights and oppressive regimes.

Even if you do not have direct access to specific ‘green’, sustainable, environmentally friendly or socially responsible funds, your pensions and investment schemes are progessively becoming ‘greener’ anyway.

For more on ESG investing, take a look at our Green/ESG Channel:  CO2e Negative

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