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September 15, 2017

The Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) at Johns Hopkins has released their recommendation and report on divestment, a document that will now go to the Board of Trustees for consideration. The report – while having zero actual authority on a future decision by the university — calls for partial divestment of the university’s already …

September 12, 2017

After multiple delays, there’s a lot of attention this week on the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) and whether or not they will divest. Divestment Facts breaks down what is, and most importantly what is not, going on. For starters, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today passed a non-binding resolution that was “expected …

September 5, 2017

Sierra Club’s annual ranking of environmentally conscious “cool schools” is out, and while many may assume that a divestment policy would propel a university to the top of the list, the top spots were actually more likely to go to a university that kept their fossil fuel investments than one that caved to divestment activists.  …

September 5, 2017

UPDATE (9/5/2017, 9:10 a.m.): Refuel Our Future, the Hopkins Divestment group, reports that they “received word last week from the Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) that their recommendation and report to the Board of Trustees will be made on Sept. 15th instead of the previously set date of Sept. 5th.”  More updates to come as …

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