Rather than Divest, Advocate for Carbon Balancing

May 22, 2015 by John DeCicco

Divestment and Balance on Carbon

Divestment campaigns that seek to halt fossil fuel use are ill-premised because they confuse a means with the end. The end goal is to re-balance the carbon cycle; reducing fossil fuel use is an important way but the not the only way to accomplish that goal.[read more]

The Divestment Distraction and a Positive Vision of Sustainability

March 17, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Actions like stopping a pipeline or fossil fuel divestment come from a view of environmental protection as damage control. While prevention is necessary, we also need sustainability to incorporate a positive vision and a set of lifestyle choices that reduce damage while delivering a high quality of life.[read more]


If Divestment Won't Work, What's the Alternative?

February 16, 2015 by Harry Saunders

Fossil fuel divestment will not keep carbon in the ground. Student activists should redirect their attention toward something that can actually be effective in mitigating climate change: advocating for radical increases in funding for basic research and innovation aimed at developing clean, cheap energy alternatives.[read more]

San Francisco: It's Time Not Just to Divest, But Reinvest

February 7, 2014 by Billy Parish

The Board of Supervisors of San Francisco recently passed a resolution urging the city’s Retirement Board to divest municipal pension funds of $583 million in fossil fuel stocks. The Retirement Board didn’t take up the recommendation, however.[read more]

New IPCC Report Highlights Need for Divestment

November 21, 2013 by Jeremy Gottlieb

If one plans to divest from fossil fuels to avoid the bursting of a major bubble, what are some possible options? Fortunately, there are several viable investment opportunities where the investor stands to grow his/her wealth and make a measurable social and environmental impact.[read more]

Two New Green Investing Options Could Help Avoid The Carbon Bubble

November 8, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Green Investment

It’s one of the biggest hurdles facing fossil fuel divestment: Where to find sustainable investment options that create secure returns on investment in an energy market dominated by fossil fuels. But thanks to action taken by two investment funds, that hurdle has just been lowered.[read more]

Carbon Bubble: Pop vs. Deflate, Doom vs. Hope

November 1, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

Before the climate change activists start forming an angry/celebratory mob, complete with pitchforks, torches, and posters featuring the Koch brothers Photoshopped to look like demons, I want to point out that we’re in a very precarious position regarding divestment.[read more]

Climate Change, Public Policy, and the University

October 24, 2013 by Robert Stavins

Over the past year or more, on campuses across the United States, there has been a groundswell of student activism pressing colleges and universities to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.[read more]

Fossil Fuel Divestment Spreading Faster Than Any Previous Campaign, Even Apartheid

October 15, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

It may seem like a slow build, but a new study from the University of Oxford finds that the fossil fuel divestment campaign is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and poses significant risk to coal, oil, and natural gas firms.[read more]

Investment Funds Divested From Fossil Fuels "Will Perform Better"

July 16, 2013 by David Thorpe

Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Research has shown that fund managers divesting fossil fuels from their portfolios, and replacing them with renewable energy and energy efficiency stocks, will reduce risk and achieve positive financial benefits.[read more]

Two More Finance Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

July 10, 2013 by David Thorpe

Fossil Fuel Divestor

Storebrand, a Norwegian financial services group, and Dutch bank Rabobank have become the latest companies to announce they will pull out of the investments in the fossil fuel industry.[read more]

United Church of Christ Puts Its Faith In Fossil Fuel Divestment

July 8, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Church Divestment

America’s growing fossil fuel divestment movement may now be working with a higher power, as the first major US religious body has voted to divest its pension funds and investments from fossil fuel companies.[read more]

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments

July 7, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

As the financial community begins to wake up to this idea of stranded assets and the citizenry continues to press for reform to the Canadian tar sands industry, we might be in for a very long hot summer.[read more]