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Institutional Investors Push Oil Giants to Disclose Climate Change Risks

A coalition of 150 investors – including pension funds from around the world – are calling on oil giants BP and Shell to provide greater transparency regarding the risks that climate change poses to their business models. More from Chief Investment Officer: The coalition, which includes pension funds from the UK, US, and Northern Europe, has submitted ...
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Kentucky Lawmakers to Push for Pension Reforms Before Funding Teachers’ System

The Kentucky General Assembly is considering issuing billions of dollars worth of bonds to help fund the state’s Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS). But the funding may come with a catch as many lawmakers want to attach strings to the funds, which range anywhere from forcing new transparency requirements on the system to making benefit changes. From ...
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Newspaper: Kentucky Pension Officials Have “Forgotten Whom They Work For”

Pension360 has covered the push in recent weeks by several Kentucky lawmakers to make the state’s pension system more transparent. The secrecy surrounding Kentucky’s pension investments is well documented, and the issue has even spurred a lawsuit. One Kentucky newspaper wrote Tuesday that pension officials have “forgotten whom they work for” ...
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Newspaper: Kentucky Pension System is Public Business

Pension360 covered the push last week by several Kentucky lawmakers to make the state’s pension system more transparent. But at least one lawmaker wasn’t on board with those plans. House State Government Committee Chairman Brent Yonts had this to say about his colleagues’ proposals, which included public disclosure of pension benefits, management ...
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New Jersey Anti-Pay-To-Play Bill Passes Senate

The New Jersey Senate on Thursday approved a recently introduced piece of legislation that would tighten rules regarding political donations made by investment firms vying for business from the state’s pension funds. The bill, called S-2430, passed by a vote of 25–8. More from Politicker NJ: The bill…would apply the same pay-to-play prohibitions ...
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