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TRS rethinks proxy benchmarks on climate

Texas Teachers has kicked back against its proxy advisor ratcheting up voting powers on companies subject to its benchmark policy climate provisions. Rather than blindly follow climate voting advice, TRS will introduce a customised benchmark to give it freedom to vote in accordance with the pension fund’s "best economic interests".
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TRS fuels up for energy surge

The $155 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas is restoring its target allocation to energy, as experts see favourable conditions due to higher US oil production and continued reliance on fossil fuels. This is at odds with other investors divesting from fossil fuels.
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