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October 13, 2017

After striking out in Seattle, New York State and Vermont, it appears divestment activists are now hoping for better luck in Massachusetts.  This week, the Boston Business Journal reports a divestment bill is being debated in the state legislature “as a way to speed decline of fossil fuels.” The proposed bill would require the state’s …

October 4, 2017

Yesterday, 40 Catholic institutions announced their intention to divest from fossil fuels.  While environmental activists are hailing this move as a huge win for the divestment movement, there are –as per usual- some important details being overlooked. First and foremost, several of the institutions taking part in this announcement did not have any fossil fuel …

September 25, 2017

Yesterday Syracuse University’s (SU) student newspaper ran an article proclaiming that the school’s decision to divest its direct holdings two years ago has not had an adverse effect on the endowment, contending that, “The university’s chief financial officer said there is no evidence the endowment has suffered as a result of divestment.” Unfortunately, the paper …

September 15, 2017

The Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) at Johns Hopkins has released their recommendation and report on divestment, a document that will now go to the Board of Trustees for consideration. The report – while having zero actual authority on a future decision by the university — calls for partial divestment of the university’s already …

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