We reduce as much of the overall carbon emissions as we can by diverting investments into companies that generate less carbon, without compromising our members’ investment returns.
Whatever we can’t eliminate through the fund we offset by contributing to environmental projects that restore balance in the climate and remove carbon from the atmosphere. This is called offsetting and is paid for by Cushon, so it doesn’t cost our pension members anything.
Our in-app voting feature lets members have their say on how investments will be used in the companies they help fund. App content feeds share news, photos and progress on our environmental offset projects, so members can see exactly how being a part of the Net Zero Now pension is changing the planet for good.
Each year, the average UK pension member unknowingly finances 23 tonnes of CO2 emissions through the businesses their pension invests in. (Find out more by watching our cool video)
Experts said the Cushon pension breaks new ground at a time of growing demand for greener pensions
Josephine Cumbo, Financial Times
We know that people want their retirement savings to help tackle climate change without sacrificing returns to be able to build an investment default fund that doesn’t compromise on returns.
We know some funds aren't invested where we’d like them to be as it's been hard to calculate the CO2 emissions in the initial selection criteria.
To ensure Net Zero Now with no impact on investor returns, we've reduced the emissions financed by the funds as far as possible and are paying to offset any residual emissions out of our own money. And we’re making a real difference today.Challenge your pension
We must act quickly to protect our environment and align towards the Paris Climate Agreement and a 1.5 degree world. Censuswide climate research 2020 highlighted some amazing stats:
are worried their pension is investing in businesses which contribute to the climate crisis
have no idea how much carbon emissions their pension might be helping to finance
want their employer to take action to address this issue regarding their workplace pension
Choosing to use a climate-friendly pension provider is a great way for employers to significantly reduce their employees’ contribution to global warming. Members of the Cushon Net Zero pension will actively contribute towards slowing climate change.
Net Zero Now in our mobile first app turns your most expensive benefit into a truly tangible asset that your employees can connect and engage with. 62.4% would engage more with their pension if they knew it was making a positive impact on climate change.
We think people care especially when they understand the impact and choices that can not only make the world a better place but also improve their financial outcomes in the future.
Learn more about our partner, Make My Money Matter, and sign the petition to be a NET ZERO hero