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Should the Federal Government ‘Green’ Its Pension Plan?

‘Greening’ a pension may help reduce one’s carbon footprint, and younger Americans are increasingly interested in ESG investments. Yet fiduciary rules and unknowns about the long-term performance of such assets have led the US to lag Europe in adopting ESG principles, Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell explains, via Knowledge@Wharton. Read More

Why climate change threatens your retirement savings

Retirees and near-retirees should find out if they live in an area at increased risk of natural disasters due to climate change, and what steps they can take to protect their home, Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell says, via CBS MoneyWatch. Read More

Wishful Thinking in a World Without Yield

Public pensions struggle to increase their yields in a low return world. Also, pension trustees are often political appointees lacking financial backgrounds, so they may not fully consider the risks of potential new investment options, says Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, in the WSJ. Read More

How Could Leftists Change Chile’s Pension System?

Rewriting Chile’s constitution could mean changes to the country’s fragile pension system. This may involve raising the retirement age, perhaps to 75 or 80, for those who have not been able to save for their old age, says Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, via The Dialogue. Read More

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