Climate change campaigners are claiming a partial victory in their campaign for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to dump its investments in climate damaging fossil fuel companies – but they say GMPF is doing too little too late.
14th Mar 2018
The Greater Manchester Pension Fund is consulting on its Investment Strategy Statement. The closing date for responses is Sunday 19 November. There’s more detail below, but our key message is that engagement with fossil fuel companies doesn’t work, and that … Continue reading
13th Nov 2017
Local councils across the UK are investing £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry. That’s £16 billion of public money #fuellingthefire of the climate crisis, and propping up the fossil fuel companies responsible.
9th Nov 2017
A petition calling for Greater Manchester’s local authority pension fund (GMPF) to ditch dirty coal, oil and gas stocks will be handed in to the GMPF’s Annual General Meeting. Since the petition launch, over 5000 people have expressed their dismay … Continue reading
22nd Sep 2017
Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) today hailed UNISON’s decision that local authority pension funds should stop investing in fossil fuels. UNISON members took the decision at their annual conference in Brighton.
23rd Jun 2017
Local campaigners have scored big successes this year in getting their local authority’s pension fund to take their investments out of fossil fuels. We were told it couldn’t be done. But campaigners in Haringey, Waltham Forest and South Yorkshire have all … Continue reading
26th Oct 2016
ClientEarth and ShareAction established a project in 2015 which set out to clarify the legal obligations of UK pension fund trustees and their asset managers to assess and manage climate and carbon-related financial risks (“climate risk”).
13th Sep 2016
Fossil Free Greater Manchester is not persuaded by Greater Manchester Pension Fund that its strategy for a low carbon economy can work. And we continue to draw attention to the risks to pensions of continuing to hold fossil fuel investments.
14th Jul 2016
An Open Letter to Councillor Kieran Quinn, chair of GMPF, has been published today by the campaigning group Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM). It picks up on radio interviews on Tameside radio with him and one of FFGM’s members. Councillor … Continue reading
18th May 2016
Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Guardsman Tony Downes House, 5 Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6SF 13th May 2016 Dear Councillor Quinn, Please see below this open letter to you. We plan to publish this next week but … Continue reading