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July 8, 2019

Last week, the Washington Post autopsied the divestment movement on Harvard University’s campus and explored the Ivy League school’s continued rejection of divestment as a political tool. Despite calls to divest its sizeable endowment, Harvard’s administration has consistently held that the school’s focus is sustainable investments and climate mitigation efforts, not political symbolism. Former President …

July 3, 2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has made no secret of his desire to divest the city’s pension funds from investments in companies dealing in fossil fuels, firearms and for-profit prisons. The push began in 2017 when Mayor Peduto signed an executive order affirming the city’s commitment to the Paris Accord and included a pledge to divest …

June 21, 2019

This week, New York passed a new climate bill, setting aggressive targets for emission reductions and other environmental goals. The plan received cheers and jeers from commentators within and outside the state, but one notable item was left out entirely: divestment. Putting aside some general opinions about the feasibility and approach of the bill, it’s …

June 11, 2019

Update (June 11, 2019): The Norwegian Parliament is expected to vote tomorrow, June 12, to mandate the country’s pension fund, known as the Oil Fund or Government Pension Fund Global, to sell off holdings in a selection of natural gas, and coal companies while increasing investments in renewable energy companies.  The move follows a March …

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