Divest the London Pension Fund!

The London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) is the largest pension fund in the capital and manages £4.8 billion on behalf of more than 80,000 people. While the LPFA is progressive as pension funds go, it still has £37 million indirectly invested is some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel polluters …

LPFA DIVESTIVAL

On September 8, we partied hard at the LPFA’s annual review for the employees! Well, maybe we didn’t party quite so hard, but we definitely made ourselves known before the event, to the tunes of “London’s Burning”, “People Have the Power”, and “It’s the End of the World as We …

Labour Mayoral Candidates are fighting for divestment!

Both Sadiq Khan and David Lammy have committed to divest the £4.8bn London Pensions Fund Authority of fossil fuels, if elected Mayor. After meeting with Divest London, both candidates announced divestment commitments in the same week. Following David Lammy’s call in the Evening Standard, Sadiq Khan followed suit in The Guardian last Thursday, as well …

A warm Wellcome to a warming planet

First things first, I’m a fan of the Wellcome Trust. It’s the second largest non-governmental funder of medical research on the planet and it has helped achieve some incredible things. To name a few: it co-founded the Human Genome Project; it was at the forefront of the fight against Ebola; …