Your pensions savings could
be at risk due to climate change

It’s time to find out how your pension fund is
managing climate change investment risks

PensionPower is a project of Friends of the Earth Canada
designed to help pension fund members learn about the
climate risk exposure of their savings

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Canadian pension funds are heavily invested in big fossil fuel companies, including domestic and international coal and tar sands oil producers. The fossil fuel sector and other carbon-intensive industries are vulnerable to policy action to address climate change, efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, and to increasing competition from low-cost renewable energy.

Industries across the world will be affected by the physical and policy impacts of an increasingly unstable climate and the transition to a low carbon energy system. If our pension funds do not take this into account, they are risking our savings.

Pension fund managers have a legal duty to act in their members’ best financial interests. This means that they should consider the investment risks and opportunities associated with climate change and the low carbon energy transition, and communicate this to members.

This online tool enables pension members across Canada to question their funds on the investment impacts of climate change, and to find out what their fund managers are doing to protect member savings.

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It’s time to demand answers

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Thank you for sending a message to your pension fund to ask for accountability and answers on climate change investment risk.

Please get in touch to share any responses from your fund. We can help you to engage further with the fund to better understand how they are assessing climate change-related investment risks and opportunities: info@pensionpower.net.

If your fund does not reply within one month, please let us know and we can help send a follow-up message. You have a legal right to know how risks to your retirement savings are managed.

When your fund does reply, you may add your information to an important pension fund research project conducted by Friends of the Earth Canada.  All personal information is protected for your privacy.  Forward your pension fund response to info@pensionpower.net.

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Last updated: December 10, 2015