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Pension funds' role in Brazil's farmland controversy

Pension funds' role in Brazil's farmland controversy

Global pension funds are implicated in the deforestation of Brazil's Cerrado, impacting local communities and climate goals.

Sarah Sax and Maurício Angelo report for Grist.

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‘Sustainable’ pension funds accused of greenwashing over billions held in oil and gas firms

People investing their pensions in funds that claim green credentials are being warned they may actually be backing the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

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Colorado lawmakers eye climate-friendly pension reform

Public employees who contribute to Colorado’s pension system have called on state lawmakers to enact a first-of-its-kind measure that would require the fund to factor the state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals into its investment decisions.

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People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows

Individuals in rich countries face huge financial losses if climate action slashes the value of fossil fuel assets, a study shows, despite many oil and gas fields being in other countries.

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Richard Curtis: The trillions in our pension pots could be key to tackling the climate crisis

With people across the world determined to make their money matter, and the demand for cleaner, greener pensions growing across society, now is the time for individuals, the financial industry and the government to put pensions at the heart of the climate agenda.

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Why climate change threatens your retirement savings

Pensions and 401 (k) plans, along with other global economies, are "vulnerable" to climate risk, the Government Accountability Office told Congress in a recent report examining potential threats to federal officials.

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Do you want your pension to invest in companies harming the planet?

Environmentally conscious workers are challenging their employers or providers to offer greener funds.