"Stop funding outdated and immoral businesses and focus efforts on peace and human security." - John Finnie MSP
Council pension scheme has upped its investment in British American Tobacco to over £15m.
"MSPs’ pensions should not be fattened further at the expense of our planet or its residents’ health and well-being." -- John Finnie MSP
“There can hardly be a more nakedly selfish act than profiting off of the human suffering of climate change." -- John Finnie MSP John has been campaigning to get pension schemes and other investments - including the Scottish Parliament's own pension fund - to divest from harmful industries like fossil fuels, tobacco and the arms … Continue reading John’s ethical investment campaign – the story so far
Today John spoke on BBC's Good Morning Scotland in favour of Glasgow University following its own lead in divesting from Carbon industries by divesting from the Arms Trade. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0512jmt - Segment begins at 2:44:54 John has previously called on the Scottish Parliament's Corporate Body (SPCB) to ensure that the Scottish Parliament does not invest in funds that … Continue reading John on Good Morning Scotland – Arms Trade Divestment
John has called on Parliamentary authorities to remove investments in fossil fuels, tobacco and the arms industry from the MSPs’ pension fund, after it was revealed that almost one-tenth of the scheme is invested in those three industries.