Responsible investing

Scheme members are increasingly aware of what a sustainable future means. Many worry about climate change, environmental destruction and social inequality, and understand that their pensions can be used to drive positive change.

The regulatory landscape is evolving, with growing pressure to integrate and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, notably climate-related risks.

Future-proofing a pension scheme now means being mindful of sustainability and responsble investments  ̶  and we're here to support.

Taking action

We recognise the urgency of the climate emergency and have committed to bringing our workplace default funds to net zero by 2050, with a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030*.

As part of this transition, we’ve been increasing the allocations to funds that take ESG factors into account. We believe this is necessary to protect and grow scheme members’ assets.

We also believe in stewardship and collaborative efforts to drive change. This is why we're continually strengthening our active ownership policies and have joined important initiatives such as the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

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We’re committed to responsible investing ​

Over 200

responsible investment options across our platforms​

Net zero

carbon emissions for our default funds by 2050, and half by 2030*


Over 30 years' experience managing responsible investments​

This information is correct as at June 2023.

Find out more about our default funds, including how they integrate ESG factors:

We also offer a range of responsible investment options for members who want to make their own choices, allowing savers to align their investment strategy with their values and preferences. 


The value of investments may go down as well as up. The value of a scheme member’s pension savings may be less than they invested. 

Please speak to your usual Aegon contact to find out more about our responsible investment approach and how we can support you. 

*Target to halve carbon emissions based on a 2019 start date.