Lots of SSM members will be part of the USS pension scheme. But not all of us pay attention to the small print of our pension scheme plans. Many of us, myself included, have never checked at all what investments USS make on our behalf.
A small consortium of individuals have been trying for some time to make their voices heard to the USS board of trustees. They are concerned that the money that academics are paying into their pension schemes is being invested in companies profiting from the sale of things like tobacco and fossil fuels.
This is likely to be of deep concern to large portions of (if not the entirety of) the SSM membership, and so we are promoting it. More information can be found here. http://listentouss.org/ Click on the ‘about the campaign tab’ and you can see where your money is being invested.
Please sign as well if you share my concerns and share as widely as you see fit.