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When Schools Say No to Divestment

https://www.thenation.com/article/when-schools-say-no-to-divestment/  Hundreds protest Harvard University’s fossil-fuel investments in April 2015. (Photo courtesy of 350.org) Sophie Harrison was sitting in Stanford University’s library finalizing her senior thesis on climate policy when her phone buzzed with bad news. After making headlines … Continue reading

The Movement for Black Lives calls for fossil fuel divestment

By Aura Bogado on Aug 1, 2016 The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 groups including Black Lives Matter, released a detailed platform today to address the challenges that disproportionately affect black people — like environmental … Continue reading

Bill McKibben on Exxon, the Power of Divestment, and Being Targeted by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

Democracy Now! Published on May 26, 2016 http://democracynow.org – On Wednesday, ExxonMobil shareholders rejected a series of resolutions calling for climate action. It was the first Exxon annual meeting since a series of revelations that for decades the company covered … Continue reading

Bill McKibben on U. of California Divesting from Coal and Tar Sands

Democracy Now! Published on Sep 10, 2015 The University of California has announced that it has sold off more than $200 million worth of investments in coal and tar sands companies. University officials say the move was prompted by concerns … Continue reading

Bill McKibben on Exxon, the Power of Divestment, and Being Targeted by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

Democracy Now! Published on May 26, 2016 http://democracynow.org – On Wednesday, ExxonMobil shareholders rejected a series of resolutions calling for climate action. It was the first Exxon annual meeting since a series of revelations that for decades the company covered … Continue reading

California Divestment Forum: The Implications of Fossil Fuel Divestment (Panel Discussion)

Allyse Heartwell Published on Feb 4, 2014 Held on January 22, 2014, in Berkeley, CA, the California Divestment Forum focused on the financial case for divestment from fossil fuels. Hosted by Fossil Free and 350.org, the forum was an invite-only … Continue reading

California Divestment Forum: Keynote by Bob Massie

Allyse Heartwell Published on Feb 4, 2014 Held on January 22, 2014, in Berkeley, CA, the California Divestment Forum focused on the financial case for divestment from fossil fuels. Hosted by Fossil Free and 350.org, the forum was an invite-only … Continue reading

Harvard Student Arrested Over Fossil Fuel Divestment

GUEST: Benjamin Franta, a PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Harvard University, a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, graduate of Harvard’s Graduate Consortium on Energy and the … Continue reading

Divestment: Harvard’s Investments in Fossil Fuels – The New York Times

To the Editor: Re “Yale Advances in Shaping a Climate-Minded Portfolio” (Business Day, April 13): Yale, for stated economic reasons and perhaps unstated ethical ones, has marked certain fossil fuel investments off-limits. Harvard has not. In the apparent hope of … Continue reading

Divestment: Mixed Metaphors Reveal a Muddled Mission – Is Harvard an Educational Institution or an Investment Bank?

[Some observations on the “divestment” discussion at Harvard. T.C. Weiskel, Transition Studies] A recent exchange of opinions in The Harvard Crimson has left many wondering whether Harvard may have lost its moral compass. Echoing the sad clichés in the phrases … Continue reading