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Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead

Democracy Now! Published on Jan 12, 2017 http://democracynow.org – At his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump addressed questions about his business interests and asserted that, as president, he would be exempt from possible conflicts of interest. The … Continue reading

Rex Tillerson has a plan to divest from Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil’s Rex Tillerson speaks at a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington. – http://play.publicradio.org/edit/d/podcast/marketplace/pm/2017/01/04/pm_20170104_pod_64.mp3 http://www.marketplace.org/2017/01/04/business/rex-tillerson-has-plan-divest-exxon-mobil NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil and now President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has announced … Continue reading

$5 Trillion in Investments Now Pledged to Be Divested from Fossil Fuels

HeadlinesDec 13, 2016 More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels. The analysis, issued Monday, details how nearly 700 institutions and nearly 60,000 individuals from across 76 nations have committed to divest … Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment funds double – Climate Action Programme

13 December 2016 It was announced on Monday that the amount of committed funds for fossil fuel divestment has doubled over the last year and has now reached $5.2 trillion. http://www.climateactionprogramme.org/news/fossil_fuel_divestment_funds_double UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said: “It’s clear the transition … Continue reading

Donald Trump Resists Calls To Divest Himself Of Businesses | MSNBC

MSNBC Published on Dec 8, 2016 According to a New York Times report, president-elect Trump is resisting removing himself from his core businesses, despite divesting his stocks due to potential “conflicts of interests.”

Harvard Not Required to Divest from Fossil Fuels, Court Rules | News | The Harvard Crimson

Divest Harvard students rallied for Global Divestment Day in 2015. Robert F Worley By Andrew M. Duehren and Daphne C. Thompson, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS Harvard University is not legally required to divest from the fossil fuel industry, a Massachusetts Appeals … Continue reading

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