Email sent to Eleanor Laing via writetothem.com in response to government plans to stop councils investing and procuring ethically.
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To meet our climate targets, most of the world’s remaining fossil fuels must be left in the ground. However, many institutions are still investing large amounts of money in fossil fuel companies, mostly via their banks and pension funds, despite the risk both to the climate and their financial future. 388 more words
Saint Francis of Assisi, born into privilege, spent his life living and connecting with the poor and working for animals and the environment. In fact, he is considered the patron saint of the environment and all those who study ecology. 310 more words
Some months ago we reported on our attempts to encourage Greater Manchester Pension Fund to rethink its investment strategy, using explicit ethical criteria as part of its overall strategy for sound investments and returns, and in particular to move money from fossil fuel companies to the viable economy – where possible the local viable economy. 1,364 more words
Dear Bert Biscoe, 24 September 2015
Divestment and Climate Change
I have just signed a petition to Cornwall Council asking them to divest the Council’s holdings in Fossil Fuels by 2020. 208 more words