I'm not involved in this, but it looks good, and so I thought I'd give it a mention. I like FairPensions as an organisation.
TRAINING DAY: Saturday, 17th November 2012 (10am - 4.30pm)
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
FairPensions is running a day-long training for people who want to use the power of their pension fund to campaign for social and environmental justice.
If you belong to a workplace pension scheme this training is open to you.
Pension funds have huge economic clout and can rapidly bring concerns to the attention of top decision-makers in the business world. Whether it’s low pay, child labour, excessive executive bonuses or climate change, our pension funds have the power and responsibility to challenge corporate injustice.
Your pension fund takes care of your long-term savings and that gives you the right to have your say.
At the training you will learn:
- How and where your pension fund invests your savings.
- How to communicate effectively with your pension provider about responsible investment.
- How to campaign on a wide range of environmental and social issues using shareholder activism as a powerful tool for change.
- How to build wider support for responsible investment amongst your colleagues and by your employer.
Trainees will leave the workshop with practical skills and tools for shareholder activism. You will also receive simple written materials and guides to responsible investment.
FairPensions is building a UK-wide network of Responsible Investment Champions. After the training you will join that growing network.
Learning about the power of the financial system will be invaluable for your wider campaigning goals and objectives.
If you care about ethics at work, join us on the 17th November and become a champion for a better world!
We encourage you to come with a work colleague if possible, though you're welcome to come on your own! Please note that there is limited space for this event and we expect it to fill quickly.
RSVP to natalie.langford@fairpensions.