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July 14, 2018

It’s been clear for a while now that momentum in the divestment movement is not on the side of activists.  Faced with a string of high-profile rejections, a loss of interest on college campuses and a strong resistance from most pension funds, the argument to indiscriminately sell off investments in fossil fuels has not emerged …

July 13, 2018

This week, Ireland’s lower house of parliament approved a bill that calls for the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to divest of fossil fuels “as soon as practicable.”  While many divestment proponents are heralding this move as a “landmark moment,” here are five things to know about what Ireland did, and more importantly DID NOT …

July 11, 2018

While activists cheered the recent decision by the Church of England to divest from fossil fuel companies, in reality the church’s vote does not call for any immediate action, nor does it commit to actually divesting any of its oil and gas holdings.  The decision is another example of what we like to call “fake …

June 29, 2018

A recent op-ed published by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment tries to claim that “fossil fuel divestment will not undercut fund performance.” As we all know, this claim is highly flawed. To support their statement, the foundation took the top 10 sectors in the S&P 500 and analyzed how the index …

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