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New Global Sustainable Equities Active Fund Launched by LGPS Central

New Global Sustainable Equities Active Fund Launched by LGPS Central

Posted May 3, 2022

We have announced the successful launch of our £1 billion Global Sustainable Equities Active Fund with four local authority Partners investing at launch. The fund consists of three themed sub-funds covering broad, thematic and targeted funds that will be managed by Mirova, Liontrust and Baillie Gifford respectively. Managers were selected on their merit and their[…]

LGPS Central asks for unequivocal Paris-Alignment from Mining firm

LGPS Central asks for unequivocal Paris-Alignment from Mining firm

Posted April 22, 2022

LGPS Central will vote against Glencore’s climate progress report at the AGM on 28 April 2022 primarily due to shortcomings in target setting over the next decade. We do this in the spirit of asking more also of leading companies and in recognition of our own ambition to achieve net zero emissions across our portfolios[…]

Donation to local children’s ward

Donation to local children’s ward

Posted April 14, 2022

Our very own Easter bunny, Sam Woodward, delivered a selection of goodies to the children’s ward at New Cross Hospital based in Wolverhampton for those that will be spending the forthcoming bank holiday in hospital. Amie Rogers, Community and Events Fundraiser at the hospital said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of staff at[…]

Position on Russia

Position on Russia

Posted March 11, 2022

At LGPS Central we have taken the decision to instruct our external managers not to increase our existing exposures to Russia (and Belarus) and are engaging with them to bring about our exit from our existing Russian exposures subject to the challenges posed by market suspensions and the sanctions regime imposed by the international community.  […]

Net Zero Statement Announced

Net Zero Statement Announced

Posted January 26, 2022

We are pleased to announce the release of our Net Zero Statement which outlines our commitment to achieving Net Zero across our assets under stewardship. Director of Responsible Investment & Engagement, Patrick O’Hara said, ‘This commitment provides us with a set of measurable targets, a common focus and renewed momentum for our climate strategy and[…]

NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES ROADMAP FOR LGPS CENTRAL

NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES ROADMAP FOR LGPS CENTRAL

Posted September 14, 2021

Pooling can deliver real benefits of scale to our Partner Funds. New international research highlights that optimising governance, professional management, and aligning long-term strategic planning with investment implementation, are seen as key factors for long-term success. New research on pooling in major international markets shows that pooling in the UK can drive still more value[…]

LGPS Central Limited becomes signatory to the UK Stewardship Code 2020

LGPS Central Limited becomes signatory to the UK Stewardship Code 2020

Posted September 7, 2021

LGPS Central are very pleased to be a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code 2020 alongside two of our Partner Funds West Midlands Pension Fund and Worcestershire Pension Fund. Since inception of our company, Responsible Investment (RI) and ESG integration has been part of our DNA and our investments. This builds on a proud RI[…]

LGPS Central Limited begins search for Global Sustainable Equities managers

LGPS Central Limited begins search for Global Sustainable Equities managers

Posted June 8, 2021

LGPS Central Limited is delighted to announce we are now looking for fund managers to run our upcoming c.£1bn Global Sustainable Equities Fund. Three investment strategies will be delivered, namely ‘broad’, ‘thematic’ and ‘targeted’, and it is expected that the fund will be launched in the second half of 2021. Although subject to slight variations[…]

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