Over £300 billion of UK pensions are linked to deforestation. It’s madness.

Ground-breaking research undertaken in partnership with Make My Money Matter, SYSTEMIQ and Global Canopy shows for the first time the full scale of ties between our pensions and global deforestation.

The analysis shows that an astonishing £300 billion of UK pension money is invested in companies and financial institutions with a high risk of driving deforestation. That’s £2 in every £10 in your pensions. The numbers are staggering, and 77% of people would be unhappy to find out that their pension is funding this destruction.

From timber to tobacco, mining to manufacturing, our pensions are propping up the very businesses responsible for chopping down 10 million hectares of forests each year.

For an average pension holder, that means two pounds in every ten of YOUR money is linked to environmental devastation around the world. In fact, 14 million UK adults would switch to a more sustainable provider if they uncovered that their money was driving deforestation.

As well as harming the planet and the people who live on it, investing in deforestation can harm your pensions, too. So take action today, and cut deforestation from your pension.

Sign the petition and read the full report we designed here.


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