At the 2022 and 2023 Annual General Meetings of the British Columbia Teachers’ Union, motions to divest the teachers’ pension fund from all oil and gas investments received overwhelming support from teachers in British Columbia (B.C.). And yet, despite the clear signal from its membership, 49,000 B.C. teachers have over $584 million invested in fossil fuels.
B.C. teachers’ pensions are invested by the B.C. Investment Management Corporation (BCI), which manages over $200 billion in assets, including all B.C. public sector pensions. Teachers in B.C. are organizing to demand:
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