#InvestFossilFree in South Africa
If you're looking for a new way to help stop climate change, this is it.
Stand up with us and ask your asset managers to #InvestFossilFree.
Our latest campaign is calling on SA’s leading asset managers* to create truly fossil fuel-free SA investment funds.
We believe they should at last offer individual asset owners – that’s all of you with savings and pensions and unit trusts – the chance to actively withdraw from tacitly endorsing the companies that are overwhelmingly responsible for climate breakdown.
To take part, all you have to do is sign one or more of our joint letters to our asset managers, through this link on our website.
Then share this with a friend (or, preferably, three friends).
When the number of signatories on each letter hits 89, we will send it, and demand meetings with the top management of each asset manager. We’ll invite some of you to join those meetings if you wish to be included.
We'll be communicating more with you throughout the month, and will let you know about our upcoming webinar to talk about the campaign in more detail.
But for now, sign sign sign.
* Note 1: Leading asset managers being Allan Gray, Coronation, Ninety One, Old Mutual, PIC, Sanlam, Stanlib.
* Note 2: Asset managers are indeed starting to slowly roll out offshore ESG funds that nudge towards greater environmental and social responsibility. You can read about them in our guide to responsible investment in SA. But as yet, there are no truly fossil-free South African equity investment funds. That’s what we’re fighting for here.