Many of us have or will have pensions we pay into each month for our retirement, and so do our parents and grandparents. However, most of us have no idea what our money is being invested in.
It is very likely that a large chunk is being invested in companies whose practices, such as spending huge amounts of money in (often secret) lobbying against climate policy, make future climate change much worse, leaving our generation to deal with the disastrous consequences. Obviously, this isn’t what we plan when we start saving for our own future nor what our parents or grandparents wanted their savings to be used for.
But this also makes us shareholders (and children of shareholders) in the most powerful companies in the world and gives us the power to stop them from jeopardising our future. We therefore need to reclaim control over our savings by requiring that our pension funds use their our money in our interest and that they become accountable to us.
Join our campaign to educate current and future pension holders and to reclaim control over our savings and over our future by taking action now:
- Ask your pension fund how it ensures the companies it invests in plan and act to limit global warming “well below 2°C” as agreed at the COP21.
- Ask you pension fund how they voted on the resolution asking ANZ Bank to disclose and reduce emissions in its lending and investments.
- Tell your parents and grandparents about how their savings are funding practices that threaten our future - such as lobbying against climate policy - and ask them to take the actions above.
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“For the sake of the future of the planet, there is a strong case for pension funds taking action, but there’s also quite a strong case just for the sake of your parents’ pensions.” Prof. Myles Allen - IPCC lead author and leader of Oxford’s Climate Research Programme, speaking at the launch of PYP, December 2013.