GM Pension Fund repeats outdated claims about fossil fuel earnings

6th February 2022

We’ve heard that yet again officers of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) have repeated the claim that ‘GMPF achieved over £400 million more in returns than if it had divested its’ shares in oil, gas and coal mining companies.’  We wrote to the fund over a year ago to ask for details of how…

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Greater Manchester Pension Fund fails to raise its game

12th January 2022

Greater Manchester quietly published its updated Investment Strategy Statement in September. The changes followed a poorly publicised public consultation that received just 11 responses. However, 8 of those responses proposed that, “The Fund will decarbonise its portfolio by at least 15% per annum and become zero carbon by 2038 at the very latest, in line…

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Weekly vigil outside the GMPF Offices

25th November 2021

Watch an interview with our member Pete Somerville in which he explains why he is holding a weekly vigil outside the offices of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

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No more Blah Blah Blah!

12th November 2021

No more Blah Blah Blah from GM Mayor Andy Burnham and Tameside Council Leader Brenda Warrington! Pensioners and pension fund members gathered to wake up Andy Burnham outside the GMCA offices at 8am last week. Now, as COP26 ends, campaigners from Fossil Free Greater Manchester are calling on Andy Burnham and Tameside leader Brenda Warrington,…

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Wake Up Andy!

2nd November 2021

Pensioners and pension fund members will be making a noise to “Wake Up Burnham” outside the GMCA offices  on Wednesday 3 November.  We want GM Mayor Andy Burnham to support our call for the GM pension fund to take its money out of fossil fuel investments. Find out more in our Press-release.

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Fossil Free GM’s updated Fact Check Briefing

22nd October 2021

We have updated our comprehensive briefing paper, Fact check: Why the Greater Manchester Pension Fund can and must stop funding the fossil fuel industry. Read our Fact Check Briefing by clicking here. “It is incongruous that a Fund which has relatively high levels of investment in renewable energy is making such slow progress in divesting…

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Summer 2021 Supporters’ Newsletter

10th August 2021

This newsletter has been sent to our supporters and we are also making it more widely available here at this critical point in the global climate crisis – on which GMPF has still to act with the seriousness and resolve that we all need whether fund members, elected representatives or citizens both locally and globally….

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GMPF buys more shares in fossil fuels. Fund’s performance continues to slide.

7th June 2021

PRESS RELEASE Immediate release – 7.6.21 from: Fossil Free Greater Manchester campaign group – contact details below. Despite the climate emergency, GM Pension Fund invested more in oil, gas and coal last year Campaign group Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) has revealed that the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) increased its holdings in fossil fuels…

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Fossil fuel holdings increase at GM Pension Fund

10th May 2021

Reposted from The Meteor  Thanks for covering this story.   By Alex King Analysis of the Fund’s 2021 annual report by Fossil Free Greater Manchester shows the Fund increased its holdings of fossil fuel shares between 2019 and 2020, undercutting its claims it has made moves to divest. The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) bought more…

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FFGM Supporters Newsletter March 2021

19th March 2021

A lot’s been happening! Dear FFGM Supporters, In this newsletter New data on dirty local government pension investments Our correspondence with GMPF Greater Manchester Councils speak up Action you can take Union members: petition to sign Despite the pandemic, we’re still working hard at Fossil Free Greater Manchester to persuade the Greater Manchester Pension Fund…

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