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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Tanzania: Overseas Aid (29 Jun 2015)

Grant Shapps: DFID takes any allegation of mistreatment seriously and where there is firm evidence of abuse we will take immediate action. Assessing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) safeguard standards is critical for investments in private entities. In this case, we reviewed the systems that our intermediary put in place to assess the standards and practices of their investment. Our initial...

Defence: Topical Questions (13 Mar 2023)

Alex Chalk: ...and flexible UK defence industry. That is why this Department helps to find and fund exploitable ideas from SMEs. To his point, however, there is nothing contradictory between the principles of ESG and the defence industry. On the contrary, strong national defence is the ultimate guarantor of the freedoms that all too often are taken for granted—human rights, democracy and the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pension Funds: Israeli Settlements (20 Mar 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...that trustees should consider long term financially material factors when considering the schemes investment objectives for their members; and where long-term environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors are financially material these should be taken into account.​

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2020)

Therese Coffey: ...the UK is the first major economy to put climate risk and disclosure into statute for pension schemes, leading the way on this issue, having already legislated for net zero by 2050 and introduced ESG—environment, social and governance—legislation through 2018 amendments to the occupational pension schemes investment regulations. I genuinely look forward to when we manage to complete...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Set-aside (10 Jan 2007)

Lord Rooker: ...that set-aside has delivered and at the potential environmental impact of set-aside policy options for the future. The reports are available on the Defra website at / and atory01.pdf.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: City Technology Colleges (19 Jul 1988)

Mr Kenneth Baker: That is an absurd statement, and the hon. Gentleman knows it. One has to add to the cost of the national curriculum not only the £65 million in the Education Reform Bill, but the ESG money of £75 million, the local training grants for teachers of £60 million or £70 million and also, on the basis that he uses, the cost of running primary and secondary schools. The trouble with the hon....

Written Answers — Defence: Air Force (26 Apr 2011)

Nick Harvey: ...range at Goswick Sands, will be placed in the Library of the House. The risk management strategy was written at the request of the RAF by the Ministry of Defence's Environmental Science Group (ESG). RAF subject matter experts and other stakeholders were consulted and a number of corrections were incorporated into the final document within Table 8.3. These downgraded the risk level of an...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Feronia: Working Conditions ( 9 Nov 2020)

James Duddridge: The allegations in the referenced web article are unsubstantiated. Feronia's `Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team undertook an investigation into the allegations alongside Groupe d'Action pour Sauver l'Homme et son Environnement (GASHE), a respected DRC-based NGO, which aims to protect the natural environment and its resources while supporting the communities who live within them....

Church Commissioners: Church Investments: Environmental, Social and Governance Leadership ( 1 Dec 2022)

Alexander Stafford: ...widely with stakeholders. What discussions have the Church Commissioners had with the Government, including the Treasury, about the UK’s green taxonomy and its implications for the Church’s ESG policy and investments?

Oil Spill: Poole Harbour - Commons Urgent Question (29 Mar 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...much larger scale in other parts of the world. There are measures that should be taken through corporate governance to make sure that companies that are polluting are held responsible through clear ESG guidelines. That is a much wider and bigger debate, but I entirely understand the point he makes.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pig Farming (12 Nov 2003)

Ben Bradshaw: ...longer term. Estimates of 2003 net margins in the pig sector are found in the report 'Economic Position of the farming industry', published on the Defra Website at

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: School Revenue Funding Settlement: 2018 to 2019 (19 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Today I am confirming the school and early years funding allocations for 2018-19. This announcement covers the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), the Education Services Grant (ESG) protections for academies, and the Pupil Premium. This is supported by the additional £1.3bn for schools and high needs over the next two years that the Secretary of State for Education announced in July. As...

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,...

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] ( 7 Oct 2020)

Gareth Davies: see much more investment in climate change initiatives and funds, but most of our pension funds are advised by a handful of consultants who are often a blockage to investment in, for example, ESG—environmental, social and governance—funds. Does he have any thoughts as to how we unblock the consultants aspect of this?

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.

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies (Environmentally Sustainable Investment) Bill (11 Sep 2020)

Anna McMorrin: ...covers a whole array of sustainable development that is ensuring that projects are about long-term sustainability? Yes, that is something that we need to properly define, but it can come under the ESG model that is currently being talked about by investors. He is completely wrong when he talks about this being limited to just so-called green projects.

Clause 1: Increase of Limit on Expenditure Approved for Education Support Grant Purposes (16 Dec 1985)

Mr Clement Freud: ...the Minister said that the money came from sums additional to our existing plans for educational spending. I accept that the Government will pay for some of the supervision under the formula for ESG, but I do not accept that that means that £40 million should be clawed back from the £1·25 billion, because, as I understand it, that is the total to be spent and includes the LEA element....

National Parks - Question (18 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...strategy, which is about to be refreshed in March to bring in all the different players, and different parts of government, to make sure that we are responding to the huge potential that lies in ESG money and other offsets that can benefit our landscapes. These are the most treasured landscapes in these islands, and we want to make sure that they are getting the lion’s share of this kind...

Future of Financial Services ( 9 Nov 2020)

Rishi Sunak: ...that we will be using the use of proceeds structure, along with the principles from the International Capital Market Association. That is the most widely used and recognised structure in the ESG—environmental, social and governance—investing space, and it is the structure that is used by pretty much all other sovereign issuers. It will ensure that the money raised goes where it is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Funds (14 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: .... This can exclude or reduce consideration of investment options that take account of longer term financial factors, such as those arising from material environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. The 2017 Law Commission report ‘Pension funds and social investment’ proposed some legislative changes to clarify the fiduciary duties of trustees in this respect, which we are minded...

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