How green is the Emerald Isle? ESG in Irish DC 2023

In our second look at the views of Irish defined contribution (DC) pension savers, we find out whether the soaring cost of living has affected views about how savers’ pension funds are invested, and if this varies by gender or generation.

Looking down a country path towards Puffin Island

With 87% of DC savers saying that inflation has impacted their finances, price rises are bound to have had an effect on retirement priorities. This year, LGIM’s DC research of 544 Irish DC scheme members of all ages revealed whether caring about the climate has become too expensive, and how important themes such as infrastructure, biodiversity and pollution are today. 

Our latest research sheds light on key questions such as:

  • If DC savers are in the know about their pensions
  • Who’s feeling the pinch the most
  • The connection between ESG threats and price instability – and if this impact savers’ views on sustainable investing
  • How far savers are prepared to go to support environmental and social considerations in their investments

Read more about our research