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  • USS has released its first Stewardship Code report

    USS has released its first Stewardship Code report, which describes how we implement our commitments to the UK Stewardship Code and summarise our responsible investment activities and outcomes across all of our asset classes, with a particular focus on the financial year 2020-2021.

  • USS invests £200m for 50% stake in 4000 MV Spanish solar energy platform Bruc Energy

    USS has taken a 50% stake in Bruc Energy, a Spain and Portugal renewables-focussed investment vehicle created by Canadian pension fund OPTrust and the Spanish businessman, Juan Béjar.

  • USS announces Net Zero ambition

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd – the trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – has reinforced its view of climate change as a financial risk to the returns generated by its assets by announcing its ambition to be Net Zero for carbon by 2050, if not before.

  • USS: pension contributions will need to rise sharply if existing benefits are to be maintained

    The Trustee of USS, the UK’s largest private pension fund, has today published an update report that explains the funding challenges facing the scheme.

  • USS Investment Management announces new Head of Strategic Equities

    USS Investment Management, the wholly-owned investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, has announced that Innes McKeand has been appointed to the new role of Head of Strategic Equities. He joins from Australian Super where he was Head of Equities and is expected to join at the end of March 2021.

  • USS announces Trustee Board changes

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (“USSL”) – the Trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – today announces a number of Board changes including a new Trustee Board director and the imminent departure of two directors who are rotating off.

  • ICGN yearbook - It’s Not Just About The Money – The Role Of Investors In Society

    We live in a time in which the financial impacts of poor environmental and social behaviours are becoming clear. David Russell, Head of Responsible Investment, and Daniel Summerfield, Head of Corporate Affairs, talk to ICGN about the new reality of stewardship and investment practices.

  • Consultation on aspects of the National Security and Investment Bill 2020

    USS has responded to the government’s National Security and Investment Bill to express our concern about the potential notifications as well as the retrospective nature of the review process and what it means for domestic acquirors.

  • Call for Evidence - UK Listings Review

    USS has responded to the government’s review of the UK Listing Regime arguing that we don’t want to see any dilution of our high standards.

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