But it’s being invested on your behalf, without your say. That means your hard-earned savings are likely driving deforestation and funding fossil fuels. As a result, your money has a carbon footprint – just like you.
We’ve looked at how big that footprint is, and the answer is pretty scary. The carbon footprint of the average pension is 26 tonnes, miles more than the impact of heating your home or barbecuing your burger*
By encouraging your provider to clean up their investments, you can cut your carbon footprint 21x more than giving up flying, going veggie and switching energy provider. All from the comfort of your sofa.
That means you can ensure the £2.6 trillion in UK pensions flows to businesses that are trying to tackle climate change, so your money helps build a world you actually want to retire in to.
See here for more information on this research.