June 8, 2015

Remember last fall when the heirs to the Rockefeller fortune announced their decision to divest their financial holdings of companies that produce fossil fuels? Given the history of the Rockefeller family, of course, the announcement was treated as a massive news event by the Washington Post, New York Times and others, with lead divestment activist …

May 27, 2015

Add Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the long list of climate advocates opposing fossil fuel divestment. In a forum last month sponsored by The New Republic called “The Next Frontier of Climate Change,” Gov. McAuliffe spent almost the entire 30 minutes talking up his efforts to address climate change. But when he was also asked …

May 21, 2015

A recent “private note” to clients prepared by a team of Hong Kong-based “climate change strategists” from international financial services firm HSBC is being held up by divestment proponents as proof that the bank is “hopping on the divestment train,” with news of the announcement being seized on by Time Magazine, various activist blogs and …

May 20, 2015

The same “news” outlet that brought you the “Keep It in the Ground” campaign, which seeks to “delegitimise the business models of companies” that produce and deliver the energy supplies needed to run the international economy, has been caught red-handed accepting ad dollars (or pounds sterling) from some of the same companies its campaign is …

May 4, 2015

Last week, Boston Magazine posted an item on its blog about a “new analysis” that allegedly “blows to bits” the idea that investing in companies that produce oil and gas is a good idea. The source of this new and provocative analysis? An asset management firm specializing in what it refers to as “green investing,” …

April 29, 2015

Oil and gas investments provide numerous benefits for college and university endowments, including funding for scholarships and financial aid, expanding academic programs, and maintaining facilities.

April 21, 2015

A recent analysis by MSCI, an investment analytics firm, is being seized on by activists as evidence that divesting from fossil-fuel related companies actually improves portfolio performance, not weakens it.

April 21, 2015

First-of-its-kind independent survey commissioned by IPAA finds activist-led divestment efforts having “virtually no impact” on decisions of investment professionals

April 20, 2015

Welcome to DivestmentFacts.com, a website brought to you by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) dedicated to providing the facts about the real costs and impacts of fossil fuel divestment on universities and college students. Schools and experts across the country agree that divestment is a flawed policy that is likely to threaten the …

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