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August 21, 2017

Lined with empty pockets, nine UK universities used the “Syracuse model” to divest a whopping total of zero dollars this month. As the Times Higher Education reports, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Chester, University for the Creative Arts, University of Cumbria, Newman University, Wrexham Glyndwr University, York St John University, Writtle University College and …

August 8, 2017

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) is set to vote on a divestment proposal during its upcoming Wednesday meeting – a proposal that research has shown could cost the fund $201 billion over 50 years. Ultimately, the Retirement Board will make the final decision about whether or not to divest from the Carbon 200 …

August 7, 2017

On August 3, Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash and Trustee Dick Hurd published an op-ed in the Huffington Post declaring the decision to divest college funds from energy markets to be both a financial and moral triumph. The pronouncement came five years after Hampshire formally enacted its divestment policy. But a closer look at the …

July 27, 2017

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is expected to make a recommendation on divestment by September 5, just as students are arriving back on campus.  According to campus divest group Refuel Our Future, the University’s Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) will be providing a response to their divestment proposal and sending its recommendation to the full …

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