Peace & Justice is part of a small network of organisations in Scotland working on the Don’t Bank on the Bomb campaign.
The Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland network publishes Disarmament through divestment: A guide for Scotland.
The 2021 edition available here includes lots of information on investments in nuclear weapons by public bodies in Scotland including Local Authority Pension funds, Universities and the Scottish Parliament Pension Scheme, and information on how you can take action to promote divestment.
Edinburgh City Council supports the Nnuclear Wapons Ban treaty but Lothian Pension Fund invests millions in nuclear weapons producers. If you live in Edinburgh, tell your councillors to support a divestment resolution: https://nukedivestmentscotland.org/divesting-lothian-pension-fund/
Strathclyde Pension Fund invests millions in nuclear weapons companies. If you live in the area, ask your local councillors to support a divestment resolution: https://nukedivestmentscotland.org/strathclyde/
The full Don’t Bank on the Bomb report is available at www.dontbankonthebomb.com and www.paxforpeace.nl . There you will also find information on hundreds of financial institutions that have investments in nuclear weapons.
A number of UK banks and financial institutions are invested in nuclear weapons. RBS is the largest investor in nuclear weapons in the UK. All of us as taxpayers have a stake in RBS. Therefore we are asking everyone to write to RBS to call on them to Divest from nuclear weapons, and anyone who has an account with ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND to send a message to the RBS and consider closing your account with them.
The University of Glasgow claims to be “committed to socially responsible investment” but a new report by @NukeDivestScot shows that the uni still owns shares in nuclear weapons producers: https://nukedivestmentscotland.org/university-of-glasgow/ Students can support @GU_ADC’s arms divestment campaign.
Information on Ethical alternatives can be found at: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/
IF YOU DO EITHER OF THESE THINGS PLEASE LET US KNOW AT SCOTLAND DON’T BANK ON THE BOMB BY EMAILING: firstname.lastname@example.org and putting “DBOTB” IN THE SUBJECT FIELD.