Public pension funds own around 10% of the global economy. That money comes from doctors, teachers, firefighters, social workers and many other public officials. We believe that these huge pots of money should be open to scrutiny by the people that contribute to them, and open to their influence.
We believe revealing this information strengthens grass roots participation - it's only by knowing what public organisations are doing with their employees' money that allows these people to participate in decision making around these investments.
We are a group of people concerned that the holdings of major public financial institutions are largely opaque, and that the assets they hold are sometimes in conflict with the desires of the people who own them.