Here are some useful tools to support the pension fund divestment campaign aimed at your Local Government Pension Scheme.
If you want to join together with the existing divestment campaign group please contact Jane McCarthy: BucksCTS@protonmail.com Visit the website: www.counciltaxstrike.co.uk/bucks-council-action
To contact or join South West Action on Pensions, email Caz Dennett: email@example.com
Buckinghamshire Pension Fund is administered by Buckinghamshire Council. Click on the image to access the Divest Buckinghamshire petition.
Send in questions: Contact Buckinghamshire Council and ask them about public participation:
Write to the Committee Chair: Cllr. Timothy Butcher
Post: Buckinghamshire Council Pension Fund Committee, Gillingham House, Dodds Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks HP8 4EL
Tell them you are unhappy with continued fossil fuel investment and why
Copy your email or letter to Brunel Pension Partnership:
firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Responsible Investment Officer,
Post: Brunel Pension Partnership, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU
And copy Jane McCarthy in too: BucksCTS@protonmail.com
Queries and complaints contact email address and telephone number are here: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/council-and-democracy/local-government-pension-scheme/contacting-pensions-and-other-useful-information/
Explain you understand the pension fund has investments in fossil fuels and other carbon intensive companies.
Tell them you wish to make a formal complaint as e.g. this is morally, ethically and financially irresponsible, because they are funding climate change, when they should be investing in a safe green future.
Make your complaint statement personal reflecting your own situation and concerns, in your own words.
Protecting our pensions and the planet: Briefing for councillors
This briefing for councillors outlines what fossil fuel divestment is, how divestment safeguards pensions and our communities, and why now is the time to act.
If you belong to a trade union and want to demonstrate support for the divest fossil fuels / invest in climate-friendly pensions campaign, you can ask your union branch to debate and support a motion. Then promote this motion amongst your members, and call them to action.
Here are a couple of examples: