Talk: Your pension and the climate - what you can do

Tue 13/09/16 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Challenge your pension fund to carry out its duty to take account of climate risks.

This is important if you are in a local government pension scheme or a private pension, already drawing your pension or still paying into one.  People in the HCC (local government) pension scheme are especially welcome as we are already asking questions about how they handle climate risks.  We will think about ways in which we can push our pension scheme to consider the financial risks associated with climate change when investing members’ money.

ShareAction and ClientEarth support people in pension schemes to find out what measures are in place to protect pension savings against risks such as stranded assets, and whether they are making the most of the opportunities presented by the shift to a low-carbon economy.

The speakers are:
Natalie Smith, company and financial lawyer, ClientEarth.
Jess Clark, pension power organiser, ShareAction.

These joint meetings between WinACC and Friends of the Earth are an ideal way for newcomers to meet people and find out about what's going on in Winchester on climate change and environmental issues.  We aim to be friendly, welcoming and lively, and to thrash out our view on important policy issues at each meeting.

Come at 7.15 for free coffee or tea and networking.