Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

Should  the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) sell its shares in firms supplying Israel with military, police, intelligence and prison-related products?

Research by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) has found that in 2011, the CPP included about $1.5 billion worth of investments in dozens of corporations supplying Israel with military, police, surveillance and/or prison-related products or services.

COAT has initiated a campaign to expose the oppose CPP investments in such companies.  Please join our efforts…

  • Learn more!  COAT has just published a 54-page report called

“Profiting from Israeli Apartheid:
CPP Investments in Corporations Supporting Israel’s Military, Police, Surveillance, Prison-Industrial Complex (Part 1)”

COAT research also shows that five other large Canadian pension funds also hold major investments in these corporations.  In total, the CPP and five other Canadian retirement  savings plans own shares worth $4.43 billion in the 66 companies that are detailed in COAT’s research.  (View a table listing all these investments.)

Which companies are involved?

Part 1 of COAT’s report, “Profiting from Israeli Apartheid,” has articles exposing the following companies and their military, police, surveillance and prison-related links to Israel:
3M, Amdocs, Analog Devices, AT&T, BAE Systems, Bank Hapoalim, Bezeq, Bharat Electronics, CAE, Carlyle Group, Caterpillar, Cellcom Israel, Cemex, Cisco Systems, CRH, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Daimler, Delek Group, Dell, Discount Investment Corp, Doosan, Eaton, Elbit Systems, EMC, Evraz Group, Fiat Industrial, Fiat, Finmeccanica, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Honeywell International, Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Part 2 of “Profiting from Israeli Apartheid” will continue this work by exposing Israeli links to the following companies in the CPP portfolio:
Intel, Israel Discount Bank, ITT, Koninklijke DSM, Kubota, Leumi Le Israel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Motors, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Motorola, Navistar International, NetApp, NICE Systems, Oracle, Parker Hannifin, Partner Communications, Paz Oil, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Sony, Tata Motors, Texas Instruments, Toyota Motor, Tyco Electronics, Tyco International, Valero Energy, VeriSign, Verizon Communications, and VMware.