Responsible investing

Scheme members increasingly want to invest in harmony with a sustainable future. Many worry about climate change, environmental destruction and social inequality, and understand that their pensions can be mobilised for positive change. The regulatory landscape is also evolving, with growing pressure to integrate and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, notably climate-related risks.

Future-proofing your pension scheme now means being mindful of sustainability  ̶  and we're here to support you.

The following video is about The route to net zero and has a transcript (see below).

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).


We’re committed to responsible investing ​


Net zero carbon emissions for our default funds by 2050​


Billion moved into ESG funds in 12 months*


Over 30 years' experience managing responsible investments​

*Pound sterling, as at end June 2021.

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. 

Future-proof your scheme

Resources to help you navigate regulatory change and engage scheme members