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Equity Union - A pension we can be proud of

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Young Vic

66 The Cut

Lambeth

London

SE1 8LZ

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Our Equity Pension Scheme currently invests in the fossil fuel companies that are causing climate change. We want to change that – will you help us?

We want the Equity Pension Scheme to divest (take our money away) from fossil fuel companies, and put our money instead into sustainable companies, better in-line with members’ ethical values. There are financial incentives too.

Emma Thompson and Zoe Wanamaker have already backed the campaign to make Equity's investments low-carbon, Wanamaker calling it 'a no-brainer'.

Thompson said: 'When renewable energy solutions are available now — and getting cheaper by the day — we have to ask ourselves why we are allowing big oil and big coal to determine our fate and that of our children. It’s time to protect our world, our climate, our kids and theirs after them. We can do it if we act together.'

We are joining a growing movement. In the past five years groups from across the world - from the British Medical Association to the Guardian Media Group, and from the Brazilian Catholic Diocese to the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund - have withdrawn an extraordinary $5.42 trillion from the fossil fuel industry, attracting endorsements from Ban-Ki Moon & Barack Obama.

4pm arrival for a 4.30pm prompt start and introductions from Equity members

Carbon Tracker: Financial think tank Carbon Tracker warns that Fossil fuels are becoming increasingly unreliable, as the world moves towards a low carbon economy, with sustainable investments showing increasing returns.

ShareAction: Responsible investment charity ShareAction shows us how our pension can be a force for good, and how you can be part of shaping and supporting a pension to be proud of.

There will be an opportunitiy for questions and dicussion with drinks in the Young Vic bar afterwards.

If you can’t make the event, but would still like to hear about the campaign you can contact us at: leilamimmack26@hotmail.com

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