By telling the story of ABP fossilvrij, We hope to make people realize that their power as a citizen is much greater than your behavior as a consumer. Civil servants, teachers and young people together have been able to influence the billions of one of the largest pension funds in the world – the ABP.
If we work together smartly, have a clear goal in mind and persevere, we can achieve much more than we think. Liset is the founder of Fossielvrij NL, an organization that builds a citizen movement to break the power of the fossil industry. In this way we accelerate the transition to a just, sustainable society.
Content Creators are setting up campaigns to ensure that financial institutions – such as the ABP pensionfund – stop investing in oil, coal and gas companies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx