Climate Safe Pensions

Banks, insurance companies, and institutional investors are the great enablers of climate change. By financing fossil fuel companies, they enable these companies to continue to produce and burn more fossil fuels, driving up global greenhouse gas emissions at the very time when we need to be doing the exact opposite - urgently and rapidly decreasing emissions.

Pension funds are among the largest institutional investors in fossil fuels. They have hundreds of billions invested in the world’s largest coal, oil and gas companies. Across the United States, divestment campaigns targeting state pension funds are gathering momentum and winning victories.

At, we are coordinating the Climate Safe Pensions Network, engaging in state and city pensions campaigns and mobilizing the power of the Stand community to pressure decision makers who control trillions of dollars.

We're working to get pension managers including state treasurers and pension boards to use their leverage to force change at high emitting companies and to invest instead in renewables and climate solutions. Unless we stop the money pipeline for dangerous fossil fuel companies, we have little chance of curtailing the unfolding climate emergency.



Latest Press Releases and Blogs

Pension funds are financing climate change
15, Sep 2022
UNCEDED LENAPE LAND (SO-CALLED NEW YORK, NY) – Yesterday, 14 City and State Treasurers from across the United States released a letter...
22, Jun 2022
  Credit: Fossil Free California
21, Jun 2022
California — Today amidst a historic mega-drought, wildfires, and fossil-fueled public health crises, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, Chair of...