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USS to make first divestments after long-term investment review

USS Investment Management Limited, acting on behalf of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (‘USS’) – has today announced plans to exclude and, where necessary, divest, from companies in sectors that have been deemed financially unsuitable for the pension scheme over the long-term.

Published date: 01 June 2020

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Investors welcome net zero emissions commitment

Global energy company Shell has committed to take significant additional action on climate change, including a commitment to achieve net zero emissions.

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Joint statement by USS and other global pension schemes on the importance of sustainable growth

USS, alongside Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement Scheme (CalSTRS) released a statement emphasising our commitment to long-term investing and ESG.

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USS Investment Mgt announces developed equity markets

USS Investment Management, the wholly-owned investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, has announced a plan to reshape its developed equity markets away from traditional stock-picking and towards a longer-term thematic approach which better leverages its internal investment capabilities in matching its pension liabilities.

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USS becomes one of first UK pension schemes to enable defined contribution members to access private markets assets

Universities Superannuation Scheme – the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – has become one of the first schemes of its kind to enable members of its Defined Contribution (DC) “Investment Builder” funds to enjoy the benefits of its “private markets” investments.

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