Attractions of sustainable DGF strategies for DC pension schemes

12 min read 3 Nov 20

Summary: Pension schemes are increasingly looking to invest to obtain the financial outcomes they need as well as aligning their investments with their core values. Sustainable investment strategies can help them do both.

  • Defined contribution pension schemes facing the twin aims of building a sufficient capital base and delivering the income streams required, are increasingly looking to also achieve non-financial objectives.
  • Investing in sustainable strategies can allow pension schemes to apply their assets where responsible behaviour is being demonstrated, towards the environment and society, as well as the opportunity to invest to make a positive contribution to some of the world’s greatest challenges.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.