UK pension schemes’ ESG report 

Pension schemes role in the UK’s drive to net zero and other sustainable investment goals continues.

Our taking action - UK pension schemes’ sustainable investment journey report is based on data generated by our RITE (Responsible Investment Total Evaluation) assessment of over 1,000 UK pension schemes which account for £400bn of assets and over 3m members.

The report shows that many schemes have made significant progress on integrating sustainability into their investment strategies. On average, overall scores for both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes have increased, with schemes ranked A or better having more than doubled to 13%. 

RITE scores pension schemes according to how well sustainable investment is integrated into each aspect of Mercer’s Sustainable Investment Pathway: beliefs, policy, process and portfolio. Here are some of our key findings:


    Read our 2023 RITE report.

    Our latest RITE report details the improvements in sustainable investment integration schemes have made over the past 12 months.
    If you have any questions about this report, or would like to know how well your scheme is integrating sustainable investing into its investment strategy, please contact us.
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