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Devon County Council Pension Fund – Divestment Toolkit

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 Alasdair Yule alasdairyule@gmail.com or Emma Goodwin emmarosegoodwin@hotmail.com

Sign the Pension Fund Divestment Petition

Devon Pension Fund is administered by Devon County Council. Click on the image to access the petition.

Engage with the Pension Fund Committee

Send in questions: Contact Devon County Council and ask them about public participation: https://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=187

Write: to the Committee Chair:  Cllr. Colin Slade

Email: colin.slade@devon.gov.uk

Post: Bramhope, 8 Blackthorn Avenue, Tiverton EX16 6T

Tell them you are unhappy with continued fossil fuel investment and why

Copy your email or letter to Brunel Pension Partnership:

faith.ward@brunelpp.org Chief Responsible Investment Officer,

Post: Brunel Pension Partnership, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU

Contact the Pension Fund Helpline (Fund members only)

For enquiries about pension fund arrangements and strategies, contact email address and tel number are here:
https://www.devonpensionfund.org.uk/contact
Explain you understand the pension fund still 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 enough, reflecting your own situation and concerns.

Grab the UK Divest Guide to Engaging Councillors

Protecting our pensions and the planet: Briefing for councillor

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.

Passing Union Branch Motions

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. Below is an example of a Motion passed, and a template to get you started on your own motion(s).

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