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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Environment Protection (26 Jan 2021)

Guy Opperman: ...years the DWP has taken action to ensure that sustainable investment by pension funds is both possible and encouraged. This has been in several different ways. In 2018 we brought forward the ESG Regulations. These require trustees of schemes with 100 or more members to publish a policy on environmental considerations including climate change, and defined contribution schemes are required...

Financial Services Bill - Second Reading (28 Jan 2021)

Baroness Hayman: ...in Europe for high carbon lending. While the total value of assets held by financial institutions in the UK is around £20 billion, estimates put the value of global funds managed with explicit ESG criteria as, at most, 0.4%. The Bill needs to reflect the urgency of the task and set the direction of travel through the future regulatory framework for financial services. We have to create a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Funds: Human Rights (12 Feb 2021)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The Government has taken action to ensure that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are taken into account by institutional investors. 2018 changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations require occupational pension schemes to have policies on financially material ESG factors and on stewardship of their investments. Trustees are also required to report...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...tax that makes us globally competitive. Meanwhile, I hope that the Minister can reassure me that the Treasury is in active discussions with those “new economy” corporations that score highly on ESG metrics but are adept at blurring their tax borders, which I believe is known in the jargon as base erosion and profit shifting. “Shifting” should not be the S in their ESG. Time is...

UK Renewables: Critical Minerals (15 Mar 2021)

Alexander Stafford: ...up agenda, upskilling the local population and supporting our green programme. The more steps in the chain located in the UK, the more we control environmental standards, labour standards and ESG matters. A circular economy underpinned by the expansion of industries such as recycling, repair and remanufacturing could also create over half a million jobs across the UK. Most of these would...

Scottish Parliament: Global Capital Investment Plan (16 Mar 2021)

Ivan McKee: ...sector that is based in Scotland, which already manages £590 billion of assets. Scotland is already in a strong position to pivot towards impact, ethical or environmental, social and governance—ESG—investment. Scotland-based investment funds manage 11 per cent of the UK’s responsible investing market, compared with a 7 per cent share of the conventional market, and that has formed a...

Financial Services Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 3 (24 Mar 2021)

Baroness Hayman: ...extremely welcome news, and in the context of the other comment that was made on the previous amendment—that it should go wider than climate—I recognise that the FCA remit would include all the ESG standards. That too is welcome, and I thank the Minister and the FCA for all their work in this area. Throughout the passage of the Bill and in many other fora, the Government have made it...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid: Fossil Fuels (13 Apr 2021)

James Duddridge: ...development impact using an internationally recognised methodology. In addition to this, through its Code of Responsible Investing, CDC applies rigorous environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to each investment. As part of its commitment to Helios Investors IV, CDC has in place legal agreements to ensure that the fund cannot invest in a range of fossil fuel activities,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Carbon Budget (25 May 2021)

Alexander Stafford: ...in environmental, social and governance, as I chair the all-party parliamentary group on the matter. How will her Department ensure that the Government’s sixth carbon budget is delivered with ESG at its heart, and what are the plans for engagement with Government Departments and corporations to ensure that all targets set out in the carbon budget are viewed through an ESG lens?

Dormant Assets Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 May 2021)

Lord Patten: ..., and we value the co-operation there has been in these voluntary schemes. However, I wonder whether more can be done to involve active consideration of dormant assets, using the framework of ESG—environmental, social and governance practices of all sorts—in the financial services world and its institutions. In other words, consideration of what we will do about dormant assets this...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: New Clause 1 - Human Rights Abuses ( 7 Jun 2021)

Richard Fuller: ...the world. The Bill is proposing to add a flow of approximately $1 billion a year, or 1 in 30,000 of the assets that are already there. In terms of where moneys are flowing, this year’s flow of ESG in the private sector is about $130 billion to $140 billion. If we were to make the environment the core mission, we would essentially be tossing £800 million on top of an enormous pile of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports (21 Jun 2021)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to introduce a certified UK environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards scheme to label goods and services for international export.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Free Trade (21 Jun 2021)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to (a) international and (b) UK free trade.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Mining: Standards (22 Jun 2021)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the UK critical minerals industry on a globally coordinated approach on environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in mining.

Republic of Cameroon: Economic Partnership Agreement - Motion to Regret (29 Jun 2021)

Lord St John of Bletso: ...Ghana and providing a platform for greater economic and cultural co-operation. There is a common need for many of the economies in west Africa to diversify from natural resources, and, in line with ESG, we need to be promoting responsible development in Ghana, not just in energy but infrastructure, health, fisheries, renewables, technology, telecommunications and, of course, agricultural...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Publication of ‘UK Government Green Financing Framework’ ( 1 Jul 2021)

John Glen: ...independent reports assessing the Framework and the eligible government expenditure were published alongside the framework on 30 June 2021:in line with market best practice, V.E, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions, has provided a Second Party Opinion on the sustainability credentials of the Government of the United Kingdom's Green Financing Framework, which asses the alignment of the...

Private Sector: Environment and COP 26 - Question ( 7 Jul 2021)

Lord Sarfraz: ...attention given to climate change in boardrooms is largely being driven by investor sentiment. Last year, over 100 new environmental, social and governance funds were launched in Europe alone. ESG funds happen to be performing exceptionally well, demonstrating that ethical investing is profitable investing. Can my noble friend send a clear message to ESG investors today that the Government...

Human Rights Due Diligence - Question (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Moynihan: ...my noble friend the Minister agree that human rights due diligence should not be mandatory for businesses given the modern slavery and supply chain requirements, the welcome shareholder demands for ESG transparency, and the widespread adherence in this country to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

Net Zero Test - Question (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Callanan: ...climate change into account. As of 2019, trustees of pension schemes with 100 or more members have been required to set out in their statement of investment principles policies on stewardship on an ESG, including climate change.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements ( 7 Sep 2021)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2021 to Question 14104, what progress she has made on placing environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards at the heart of UK international trade policy.


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