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December 16, 2016

Divestment Will Cost up to $250 Million Over 20 Years, Expert Warns Watch the full Divestment Forum HERE Officials from Colorado’s higher education and energy sectors are urging the University of Denver (DU) to reject a proposal to divest the university’s endowment from investments tied to oil, natural gas or coal. At an energy forum …

December 15, 2016

Online Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness of Costs and Risks of Divestment on College Campuses More info on the Denver event here. DENVER – Ahead of a forum today on why fossil-fuel divestment is bad for the University of Denver (DU) and other Colorado universities, Divestment Facts, a project of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), …

December 14, 2016

Note: Sign Up To Attend Here. A forum at the Colorado History museum on Thursday, December 15, 2016, will bring together elected officials, academics, students and Coloradans employed in the state’s energy industry to share their reasons for why fossil fuel divestment is bad choice for the University of Denver (DU) and other Colorado intuitions …

December 12, 2016

Divest-Invest released a new report from Arabella Advisors at a webinar this morning, claiming $5.2 trillion in divestment pledges have been made across the globe. If that number sounds over-exaggerated, that’s because it is. The report concludes that “fossil fuel divestment movement has doubled over the past 15 months,” with 55 percent of divesting institutions …

December 9, 2016

This week, the Barnard Task Force on Divestment officially recommended that the Board of Trustees vote to divest from coal and oil sands companies and those that “actively deny climate change.”  The Task Force chose this direction out of five different divestment scenarios ranging from maintaining the status quo to full divestment.  The Board of …

December 1, 2016

Divestment activists claim victory while reporting only a quarter of U.K. schools are on track to meet their actual carbon reduction targets by 2020. As fossil fuel divestment activists run into a series of setbacks in the United States, activists have tried to paint a picture of momentum in the United Kingdom.  The activist organization …

November 30, 2016

New campaign part of environmental push despite agreement among experts that divestment does not impact climate change After suffering a string of defeats in the Boston area, Harvard Faculty for Divestment is doubling down and organizing a renewed campaign set to begin next semester. Teaming up with teaching and research faculty at Brandeis, BU, MIT, …

November 22, 2016

“While social investing raises complex issues, public pension funds are not suited for this activity.” – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Last week, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College released a new report examining the merit of using pension funds as a vehicle for social investing.  The paper looks at two fundamental …

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016