It's often a surprise to know that our pension savings don't sit in a big safe waiting for us to retire. Pension providers actually invest our savings in companies. Making us investors.
They do this to (fingers crossed) earn profits they can pass on to you for your retirement. But the risk is our money could – right now - be financing polluters, tobacco, factory farming, payday lenders and other types of companies that often do more harm than good for people and planet.
We can help change that - it might be as simple as writing an email.
The Climate Emergency is dominating the news with global protests, scenes of extreme weather and children like Greta Thunberg begging for action. We too can stand up for our planet TODAY by ensuring our pension is not investing in companies who continue to make the climate crisis worse. More than that, while all types of investment go up and down, the good news is that sustainable options can outperform other types over the long term. Sustainable pensions have values AND value.
You can push for your pension savings to be used for 'good' in the world by emailing your employer, pension provider or both. If enough of us speak up, we can help shape a pensions industry that finances a clean, safe, healthy, wealthy, net zero future. So take action below.
Email your Employer
Email your Pension Provider
Email the Pension Provider if you are the Employer
Or, if you don't know the right address to email, head straight over to the brilliant Make My Money Matter to call on your pension to be a #NetZeroHero in just a couple of clicks.
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