For most of the last decade, the California Public Employees Retirement System was the world leader in financial morality, refusing to invest in countries where slave labor is the norm, where there is no freedom of speech or press and where there are no free market policies. As the largest pension fund in the world with more than $240billion in assets and cash constantly flowing in for new investing, CalPERS has managed to influence the laws and societies of many countries. The Philippines is one example of a nation that adapted its labor laws to fit within CalPERS guidelines. Until this fall.

Morality deficit plagues pension fund