A new year, a greener you

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to invest in yourself? To get fitter, change your diet, or pursue some other goal? Are you keeping it? Here’s something else you might not have thought of, but could start doing today: putting your savings to use for the benefit of the planet.

As well as aiming for a ‘dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ you could look into how you could make your money work for the energy transition. Our pension assessment app will help you get started.

Making your money work for a green future

You may think finance is complicated and a little dull. But the money we are setting aside for our futures can help make a big difference to the kind of economy we’ll live in when we’re ready to retire. Our investments power economic change, and used wisely can make for a greener future.

One of the most effective things we can do to invest in the emerging green economy is to direct our pension to environmentally sensitive funds. More and more pension providers are offering green investment options that can help fund a sustainable world as well as your financial future: the two can most certainly go hand-in-hand.

Our pension app will help you find out how green your current pension is, and what actions you can take to change it. You can use it to find out what your pension is funding and whether you want to make a change.

Cutting through financial jargon

We’ve taken a close look at the UK’s top 10 pension funds, cutting through financial jargon to give you an idea of where your money is really going. It isn’t always possible to get a clear idea – our pensions are not as transparent as they should be (although things are getting better). But we’ve done our best to find out, and to present what we’ve found in clear language. We’re a team of volunteers, some with many years experience in the financial sector, who’ve taken steps to green our own savings.

Our pensions tool will be ready soon. In the meantime you can follow us here, and on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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