Commenting on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Consultation, Darren Philp, Smart Pension's Director of Policy and Communications, said:
We are very supportive of this consultation which guides pension scheme trustees in how to align with the the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Climate change is a massive issue that will have a material impact on people's retirement outcomes and it's only right pension schemes raise their game in considering their investment approach. At Smart Pension, we have recently signed up the the UNPRI and are committed to evolving our investment strategy in a responsible and impactful way.
Smart is a global savings and investments technology platform provider. Co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, Group CEO, and Will Wynne, Group MD, it is one of the UK's largest providers of workplace pensions. Its award-winning master trust, Smart Pension, is overseen by independent professional trustees.
In 2020 Smart Pension was named Master Trust Offering of the Year at the Pension Age Awards. Other awards include DC Master Trust of the Year, DC Innovation of the Year and Retirement Innovation of the Year in the 2019 UK Pensions Awards. Smart Pension was also named European Pension Fund of the Year 2019 in the European Pension Awards.
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