Investment ethics questioned

Pension funds deliver more than retirement income, they could be violating human rights and harming the environment.

Pension funds deliver more than retirement income, they could be violating human rights and harming the environment.

A series of free lectures open to the public and co-sponsored by the Vancouver Island University faculty association take place March 10 from 9:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m.

The series, What Are Your Pension Funds Up To? clarifies the issue of ethical investing and what to look for in a portfolio.

Lectures include: human rights, the rule of law, and the Canadian government’s support for Canadian mining companies in Honduras; and The Dirty Dozen: An overview of the 12 top companies in B.C. employees pension portfolio.

Guest speakers Naomi Wolfe from North Island College will be speaking on the human face of Canadian mining in Central America and Stephen Whipp, of Stephen Whipp Financial and Manulife Securities, will share the practicalities of ethical investing.

The event is in Bldg. 355, Rm. 203 at VIU.