WYPF

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WYPFWest Yorkshire Pension Fund (UK)
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In addition, it said its representatives on the WYPF's investment advisory panel "to exercise their duty and to call for a review of WYPF fossil fuel investments."
WYPF adv exa c Andrew Cooper ment " Kirklees councillors sit on both the WYPF's investment advisory panel and the joint advisory group.
Earlier this year Kirklees Unison's AGM voted for the WYPF to join other pension funds around the UK by disinvesting the PS500m it has in fossil fuels and to reinvest it in a safe alternative.
But WYPF said it was angry she had not made the effort to visit them.
Nick Smart, chairman of WYPF, dubbed the Home Secretary "Amber Snub" for declining the opportunity to meet with frontline Bobbies and find out a true picture of policing.
It will also request that WYPF makes a commitment to wind down its exposure to fossil fuel companies over a five year period.
"With the forthcoming UN climate talks in Paris working to regulate global emissions, Kirklees and the WYPF need to show climate leadership and go Fossil Free."
Chayley Collis, of Huddersfield Friends of the Earth, said: "Many people working for Kirklees Council and the other local authorities belonging to WYPF will be concerned to learn that their future is tied up with such a risky and polluting industry.
"And, if oil and gas companies keep on drilling in their final days, it will make climate change far worse - it is the right decision both financially and ethically for WYPF and Kirklees and other local member councils to divest as soon as possible."
As a WYPF member I am not happy with this and as councillors themselves these days are members of the WYPF I suggest they ask their representative on the fund's board to ask WYPF to revise its investment in HSBC - in favour of a more ethical investment .