Canadians are deeply concerned about the worsening climate crisis and are looking for ways to make a difference. Engaging with your pension fund is one of the most impactful climate actions you can take.
Ensuring your retirement wealth is protected from growing climate risks while shifting investment into profitable low carbon opportunities is essential to ensuring you will have both a pension and a safe climate when you retire. The ten largest Canadian pension funds alone manage over $1.5 trillion of retirement savings. How this wealth is invested matters.
This workshop is for pension fund beneficiaries who want to learn how to constructively engage their pension funds on climate change. We will help to answer questions like: Where does my pension fund stand? What should I expect from them? How can I engage constructively?
You will learn about your pension fund’s approach to climate investment risk and investing in profitable low-carbon opportunities. We will also discuss key questions beneficiaries can ask, as well as creative ideas for effective engagement.
Shift works to educate Canadian savers and beneficiaries on how to engage their pension funds to address the climate crisis.
About our Presenter:
Adam Scott, Director of Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health
Adam Scott, Shift's director, has extensive domestic and international experience in climate change, energy and finance. He is committed to supporting the transition to a low carbon economy in Canada. At Shift, he works with wide-ranging stakeholders to bring international climate leadership into Canada’s financial sector. Previously, Adam was Senior Advisor to Oil Change International and manager of Environmental Defence Canada’s Climate & Energy program. As a nationally recognized expert, Adam has advised governments on addressing the climate crisis, has acted as a national and international media spokesperson, and has published numerous reports focused on various aspects of the low carbon transition.