2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

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

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


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

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


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 council does not have control over its own pension investments, such as where the council 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 - https://www.divest.org.uk/commitments/

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/2
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/2
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/2
Belfast City Council0/2
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/2
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/2
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/2
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/2
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/2
Mid Ulster District Council0/2
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/2