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May 22, 2018

UPDATE (5/22/18, 8:00 am EST):  Cambridge University has announced the University Council will its divestment decision, opting to continue deliberations in “an extra meeting” prior to the next monthly University Council meeting on Monday, June 18.  Stay tuned!   ***(Original Post, May 18, 2018, 5:25 pm EST)*** The divestment campaign at the University of Cambridge …

May 21, 2018

The Heartland Institute and Bloomberg recently reported that the managers of Harvard’s endowment lost a whopping $1 billion by prioritizing “feel good” investments over ones that consistently generate solid returns.  These losses, along with the stunning $8.5 billion losses that CalPERS faced after pursuing a divestment strategy, fly in the face of activist claims that …

May 18, 2018

Despite public pledges from environmental groups and universities to combat climate change and divest from fossil fuels, many of these institutions are secretly investing in and benefitting from overseas funds that support oil and gas projects.  That’s the conclusion of a recent, in-depth investigation by NBC News into the “Paradise Papers,” documents leaked in late …

May 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor and Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) of some of the largest U.S. pensions funds are warning against making divestment decisions based strictly on social issues, emphasizing that it can violate fiduciary responsibility while having little to no corporate impact. The Labor Department, which oversees retirement plan funds, recently released new guidelines …

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