Pension members’ green light for ESG investing

In one of the toughest economic climates in decades, UK workers might be forgiven for being wary of having to pay more for anything. Yet our latest research suggests that most DC pension savers would be prepared to pay higher fees to see their pension funds supporting ‘green’ initiatives.

The lowdown: 2023's summary

Research highlights


said they’d pay higher fees to invest in infrastructure that supported renewable energy sources such as solar parks and wind farms


worry that climate change will push up food prices further


of Gen Zers would be prepared to pay higher pension fees to support net zero targets

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Source: Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) survey in June 2023 of the views of 3,634 defined contribution workplace pension members on environment, social and governance investing. Respondents were split across generations and genders and across the UK.

Key risks

The value of any investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, and investors may get back less than the amount originally invested. The risks associated with each fund or investment strategy should be read and understood before making any investment decisions. Further information on the risks of investing is available from LGIM’s Fund Centres.

While LGIM has integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its investment decision-making and stewardship practices, this does not guarantee the achievement of responsible investing goals within funds that do not include specific ESG goals within their objectives.