The UK government examines whether pension fund trustees should publish a climate change investment policy.
The British government could introduce regulations requiring pension funds to have special investment policies on climate change or corporate governance.
The news came in a letter to a committee of the House of Commons from Guy Opperman, the minister for pensions.
Opperman was responding to an investigation conducted by MPs on the environmental audit committee looking into green finance.
The minister said pension funds currently have a "fiduciary duty" to consider environmental issues but the subject was being overlooked, possibly because it appeared to be "conflated" with "social" and "ethical" considerations in current regulation.
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