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Tuesday, October 13 • 11:30 - 12:45
Pension funds and investment in fossil fuels: what does the data say?

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Since 2019, some European pension funds have been saying they are divesting from investment in fossil fuels. However, reality is often more complex than these announcements; and there are still quite a few other pension funds not saying anything about divesting their own investments. What does the data say? What were European pension funds investing in, and what are they doing now regarding the fossil fuel industry? We'll learn from reporting done at the national level and then brainstorm and discuss possible ways to collaborate across borders to investigate this issue.

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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena for Journalism in Europe
Jose is a freelance journalist based in Berlin since January 2020, and a project pirector at Arena, where he's been managing the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for housing reporters and researchers. He launched and was the coordinator of Cities for Rent, a cross-border investigation into corporate landlords, which is currently nominated to the European Press Prize, was recognised with an honourable mention at the IJ4EU Impact Award 2022 and was nominated to the Sigma Awards for Data Journalism. Before moving to Berlin, Jose was successively based... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST