Make My Money Matter, spearheaded by Richard Curtis, Co-founder of Comic Relief, is launching a movement calling for the trillions of pounds invested in our UK pensions to build a better world – one that puts people and planet alongside profit.
After all, what’s the point of saving for retirement if we don’t have a world we want to retire into?
On Tuesday 30th June, there will be a panel discussion and Q+A with leading sustainable finance, climate and pensions experts.
Moderated by Gillian Tett, Chair of the Financial Times Editorial Board, speakers will include:
Richard Curtis, Founder of Make My Money Matter
Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, and Former Governor of the Bank of England
Helen Dean, CEO of Nest
Tanya Steele, CEO of WWF UK
Russell Picot, Chair of the Trustee Board at HSBC UK Pension Scheme
I’m very pleased that after a long gestation, this initiative is now launching to the public. There is nothing that could be better for our pension money than to put it to responsible use.
Those of us who have been invested in responsibly invested funds during the past four months know that we have profited from the management of our money in this way.
I split my pension pot four years ago 50/50 between a passive fund with no responsible investment and a passive fund with the same allocations but strong tilts towards environmental sustainability , social value and good governance. I am £6000 better off for moving money into responsible investment and would have been £12,000 better off if I’d moved it all!
It will not always work like this but it is time we recognized that investing for good makes long-term financial sense for savers.
And it’s great to watch this video on the landing page of the MMMM website. This reminds me that getting people involved with their pensions as a force for good leads to the kind of behaviour that leads to better retirements!
It’s well worth you giving up some time on Tuesday (30th June) 13:45 – 15:00 BST to hear about