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June 21, 2017

Citing concerns about cost and ineffectiveness, Pennsylvanians across the state have been actively pushing back on fossil fuel divestment.  Just this week, University of Pennsylvania’s trustees reaffirmed their 2016 rejection of fossil duel divestment and Pittsburgh’s newspapers strongly criticized Mayor Bill Peduto’s newfound desire to divest the city’s pension funds. For those who have been …

June 21, 2017

In the wake of the University of Winnipeg’s second  rejection of fossil fuel divestment, student activists railed against the administration calling their own Trustees “underhanded” and  labeling all other sustainability measures as mere “greenwashing.”    The irony is, of course, fossil fuel divestment is an entirely symbolic gesture and most certainly less impactful than the commitments …

June 8, 2017

Just before the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS) is set to vote on fossil fuel divestment, a new report now shows that divesting carries with it a steep price tag for pensions. According to reports, SFERS is expected to vote on a limited fossil fuel divestment proposal at their board’s Wednesday meeting.  But a …

June 7, 2017

REPORT I FACT SHEET New report finds fossil fuel divestment would cost the nation’s top 11 pension funds up to $4.9 trillion over the long term A first of its kind study finds public pension funds could lose trillions of dollars if they divested from fossil fuel related investments. The new report, authored by Prof. …

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