05 Mar 2018
Responding to new figures that show the MSP pension fund investing in weapons, tobacco and fossil fuels, Duncan Thorp of Social Enterprise Scotland said:
“All public sector pension funds should find ways to divest from industries that harm people and planet.
“There are many opportunities for these huge pension funds to pro-actively invest in ethical alternatives.
“Innovative social investment is being driven forward by The University of Edinburgh, Triodos Bank, Social Investment Scotland and many others.
“Ethical investment is a powerful way for public sector bodies to demonstrate commitment to their Social Impact Pledge.”