Following questions asked at Notts Pension Fund AGMs in 2015 and 2018, Extinction Rebellion Nottingham organised a demonstration at the AGM in October 2019, singing "Divest Now ... there's no time to waste", with Captain Fossil sailing into climate oblivion throwing out dud £20 notes.
Over 200 people had supported their email campaign calling for the Fund to get its investments out of fossil fuels. Around 20 detailed questions were asked at the AGM, including one from Unison. (Full Q&A are on the Notts PF website.)
To support the email campaign and see a background briefing click here
Campaign demands include:
- Divestment from all fossil fuel-related assets over the next 3 years;
- Shift investments into sustainable equities funds;
- Invest in renewable energy and environmental sustainability;
- Invest in local alternatives.