2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the combined authority's pensions fund committed to divesting from all fossil fuels?

Question code
Governance & Finance (CA)
Divestment of Pension Funds
National Data
Question weight


Two tier criteria
Criteria met if the combined authority's pension fund has committed to partially divesting. For example, it has committed to divesting only from coal, tar sands or oil before 2030.

Additional points if the pension fund has committed to divest from all fossil fuels before 2030.


Divestment is the opposite of investment, and consists of stocks, bonds or investment funds that are unethical, and in this case, invested in fossil fuel companies such as Shell, BP and Exxon.

Where the combined authority does not have control over its own pension investments, such as where the pension fund is pooled between local authorities, we are looking for a commitment from the pooled pension fund.

Marked using data provided by UK Divest

Question performance

0 points

10 Combined Authorities

1 point

1 Combined Authority

2 points

0 Combined Authorities
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority1/2divest.org.uk
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority0/2
Greater London Authority0/2
Greater Manchester Combined Authority0/2
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority0/2
North East Combined Authority0/2
North of Tyne Combined Authority0/2
Tees Valley Combined Authority0/2
West Midlands Combined Authority0/2
West of England Combined Authority0/2
West Yorkshire Combined Authority0/2