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Tag Archives: GMPF
September Newsletter from Steady State Manchester
Click here for SSM’s September update newsletter. It covers, Fossil Free Pensions? Local action on climate change Revising the Viable Economy Degrowth 2020 Future Economies launch event Better Buses Deansgate You can sign up to get these direct to your … Continue reading
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One cheer for Greater Manchester Pension Fund
The right direction but too vague and too slow. Fossil Free Greater Manchester today responds to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s formal response to its campaign for full divestment of the Fund from the fossil fuel industry. While the Fund … Continue reading
Greater Manchester Pension Fund: an obstacle to action on climate change?
A new report “Fuelling the Fire” shows that UK council pension funds are still investing billions (£16 Billion in fact) in fossil fuel companies. The sums invested have increased, although this is more a result of stock value and currency … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, energy, investments and finance Tagged climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, GMPF, Go Fossil Free, Greater Manchester, investment Leave a comment
Policies for the City Region – serialised: Part 4, Fossil Fuel Divestment.
We continue the serialisation of our report, Policies for the City Region. In this short installment we explore the ethical necessity and pragmatic benefits of NW institutions dumping their investments in fossil fuel companies and putting that money to better … Continue reading
Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments
Steady State Manchester is part of the coalition that came together as Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) to campaign for the largest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. It is consistent with our thinking on the regional … Continue reading
Open letter on fossil fuel divestment to Chair of GM Pension Fund
Steady State Manchester is part of Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM), a coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to take its money out of fossil fuels. This is part of an international campaign … Continue reading
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GMPF and fossil fuel divestment – update
First the good news: we understand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund has agreed to update its “responsible investment policy” in line with current thinking on Trustees duties. That is to say, it will now consider social and ethical considerations to … Continue reading
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Not just ecologically, but financially unviable too: GMPF’s fossil fuel investments
Our last post was about the fossil fuel divestment campaign that is focussing on local government pension funds, and in our case Greater Manchester Pension Fund. One argument made against the divestment campaign is that Trustees (responsible for the Fund) … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy Tagged divestment, Friends of the Earth, GMPF, Go Fossil Free, Pensions 1 Comment