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February 2, 2017

According to a newly released report by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NABUCO), hundreds of U.S. college endowments suffered financial losses in FY 2016 despite an overall strong performance from both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average. The annual report also finds that, despite suffering lower returns, these …

January 24, 2017

After months of meetings and deliberation, the University of Denver (DU) has officially rejected fossil fuel divestment. According to the DU Board of Trustees: “Regarding divestment, the Board adopted the task force recommendation that divestment in fossil fuel companies, or any other industry, would not be an effective means of mitigating global warming nor would …

January 23, 2017

Original post (Jan. 22, 8:00 PM): Following Friday’s presidential inauguration, the Divest Student Network and 350.org are organizing several “walkouts” nationwide on Monday, January 23 to “resist and reject the climate denial of the newly inaugurated Trump administration” and to move schools to divest from fossil fuels. Unfortunately, the organizers of the event ignore the …

January 23, 2017

While misleading tweets from activist groups claim “Oregon State University divests!,” a closer look at the actual announcement reveals no change to the university’s endowment policy, but rather a decision to approve a separate divestment measure that could impact its state funding. In reality, the Oregon University Public Fund – the entity that provides state …

January 9, 2017

As the University of Denver (DU) nears a decision on fossil-fuel divestment this month, one of Colorado’s top political commentators has urged the college to reject 350.org’s “shallow and misleading” case. Vincent Carroll, a columnist who recently retired as the editorial page editor of The Denver Post, savaged the arguments of divestment activists with 350.org in a Jan. 7 …

December 30, 2016

As the New Year rolls in, the team at DivestmentFacts.com has taken a look back at the semester and what it meant for the divestment movement. From new rejections to examples of student and faculty support against the issue, here is what the past few months have meant for this campaign. Notre Dame This September, …

December 29, 2016

The S&P 500 is poised to end 2016 at record highs thanks in large part to the performance of the energy sector.  Yes, that same energy sector that activists and protesters claim is weighing down portfolios and responsible for irreversible financial losses. After finishing in last place for two years in a row, S&P Energy …

December 21, 2016

From Colorado College to the University of Denver, 350.org’s fossil-fuel divestment campaign has had a tough month in the Centennial State. Colorado College’s divestment group has waved the white flag “due to lack of participation,” according to a Dec. 10 story in student newspaper The Catalyst.  Faced with multiple rejections from university leaders over the …

December 20, 2016

In its latest attempt to convince pension funds to sell their fossil fuel holdings, 350.org supporters staged protests last week outside the New York City pension fund’s meeting to pressure Comptroller Scott Stringer to divest. Despite rejections from a number of New York schools and funds due in large part to financial considerations, 350.org’s recent …

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 …