The planning process will have helped you to identify who the key decision makers are and understand more about the decision making process as well as how you can influence it.
There are strong moral and financial arguments for divestment, and you can find more information about each of them in ‘Divestment Arguments‘.
The Fossil Free campaign calls on organisations to commit to:
These top 200 companies (identified by Fossil Free Indexes Carbon Underground 200 project) represent the vast majority of fossil fuel companies and have been useful for setting asset exclusion criteria. Because many of these products are quite complicated or have fixed contract periods, 5 years has been identified as a practical and financially prudent deadline to work to.
More information about the decision making processes in local government can be found in the Local Government Divestment Guide, and there’s a wealth of knowledge about other sectors through partner organisations and campaigns.
They may not say yes straight away… but keep going! There are lots of people in the same position that you can talk things through with.