Sustainability regulation 

What UK pension schemes need to know about the current sustainability regulatory landscape 

The dynamic nature of the UK and EU regulatory landscape presents real challenges for UK pension schemes.  Understanding the implications of these key developments is essential to avoid getting lost in a regulatory maze.

Here we explore the latest updates keeping UK and EU policymakers and the whole financial industry busy: from the latest on Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR).  We also dive into the two key disclosures that are directly impacting UK pension schemes: the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD).  Together this short series provides an hour of CPD training on the essential information any trustee board needs to be on top of. 

Video 1: Sustainability regulation explained

Richard Fox, Head of Public Policy, runs through the latest updates on the relevant sustainability regulation that will directly impact UK pension schemes. 


Video 2: TCFD explained

Jack Bowles, Investment Director, ESG and Barbara Wilson, Head of UK Sustainable Solutions, chat through TCFD and how this is affecting UK pension schemes.   


Video 3: Natural Capital & Biodiversity explained

Sarah Woodfield, Biodiversity Engagement Lead, provides an introduction to biodiversity and natural capital and explains why it is important to investors. She also provides a brief introduction to the TNFD.

(7 mins)

Video 4: TNFD explained

Sarah Woodfield, Biodiversity Lead and Chetan Ghosh, Head of UK OCIO discuss nature-related risk and the implications of TNFD on UK pension schemes. 


If you would like more information on these topics, please contact

Graham Martin

Head of Independent Trustees

Awards and ratings in the UK institutional market

ESG Manager of the Year Schroders - 2023

Source: Professional Pensions, as at June 2023.

"A number of Trustees affected by TCFD reporting had requested training sessions for their trustee boards from Schroders as a practitioner. The feedback was extremely positive, and as a result we have produced a short series of videos to provide an overview on UK Sustainability Regulation ."

Graham Martin

Head of Independent Trustees