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August 15, 2018

With the divestment movement suffering a long and embarrassing string of failures on university campuses and in cities and states across the country, financial institutions are now facing increased pressure from activists to divest and take Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into consideration.  Recently, Bank of the West succumbed to the pressure and announced …

August 8, 2018

Divestment could mean millions in annual shortfalls and billions in missed returns for both New York and Colorado’s state pension funds REPORT | NY FACT SHEET I CO FACT SHEET A new study by Prof. Daniel Fischel of the University of Chicago Law School and co-authors Christopher Fiore and Todd Kendall of economic consulting firm …

July 24, 2018

Public declarations of divestment have become a de facto litmus test for environmental stewardship, according to activists. The divestment movement has targeted universities, museums and nonprofits, some of which have given in to the pressure, most of which have not. But a new op-ed published in the Washington Examiner points out the true hypocrisy of …

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 …

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