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Carbon Blind: Lessons from 350Seattle’s Struggle Against a Flawed Divestment Report

By Alex Lenferna A growing number of divestment campaigners have had the experience of fighting against reports from investment advisers which argue against divesting from fossil fuels. Likewise, here in Seattle, where we’ve been working hard to get the Seattle City Employees Retirement System (SCERS) to consider divesting from fossil fuels, our efforts were almost derailed (More...)

City divestment

November Divest Digest: Look Out! Divestment Is Spreading Far and Wide

As the month of November comes to a close, the divestment movement expands their reach far and wide. New divestment campaigns are launching across the world, campuses who have received “no” from their administrations one time too many are taking their cases to court, and students in larger numbers than ever are showing up and pressuring everyone (More...)

Case Study Seattle: What is the Consultant Role on a Divestment Decision?

By Brett Fleishman Last Friday, the brilliant campaigners working to divest the city of Seattle’s pension fund, SCERS, received a report from the pensions’ consultant, NEPC, recommending against divestment. Investment consultants have presented a significant barrier for divestment campaigns both on and off campuses with statements about high transaction costs, loss of returns, and limited (More...)

Norway’s largest pension fund divests from coal

Norway’s largest manager of pension funds, KLP, has decided to sell off all its investments in coal companies. KLP executives will instead invest half-a-billion kroner (around USD 75 million) in renewable energy ventures. KLP manages the pension funds for the majority of Norway’s public sector employees. With its total assets of nearly NOK 500 billion ($84bn/€67bn) (More...)

Oxford Diocese goes fossil free and challenges Church of England to divest

Today, Oxford Diocese called on the Church of England to divest from fossil fuel companies and pledged to examine its own investments. Oxford Diocesan Synod has passed a resolution urging the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies to divest from fossil fuel companies. The resolution was passed with a majority of 52 in favour, with (More...)

Fossil Free Stanford Takes on Oil and Gas at Investment Panel Meeting

Post written by the Students of Fossil Free Stanford. Stanford students aren’t backing down. Since our big victory in successfully petitioning the university to divest from coal last spring, Fossil Free Stanford has continued to pressure the administration to withdraw its investments from oil and natural gas. Now returning to action in the new academic (More...)

Education

Building Towards Strategic Escalation

 This is part 2 in a blog series by Sara Blazevic, Swarthmore College - Reflections of a US student divestment campaigner in the wake of a new IPCC report and a new school year. The summer after my freshman year of college – and my first year working on Swarthmore Mountain Justice’s fossil fuel divestment campaign (More...)