University divestment campaigns
UCT: The campaign that started our work, Africa’s top-ranked university committed to divestment in March 2020.
Stellenbosch: SA’s richest university can build its endowment and reputation by divesting.
Wits: The university that has been a key training ground for extractivism in SA must now become a centre for regeneration.
#InvestFossilFree – ask your asset manager to decarbonise your portfolio
Clean Creatives SA – creative professionals pledging to use their talents for human rights, not against them.
Climate Reporting Guide – Helping journalists report the climate crisis
Planet A Investment Guide – making sense of socially reponsible investment options
We want a stable climate, healthy children, clear air and water, a switch to wind and solar energy, green jobs, stable energy costs and energy independence, honest governance, more land for food and forests, sound investments, fewer wars and quieter cities, all of which are threatened by fossil fuels: oil, gas and coal.
The problem we're trying to fix
Fossil fuel companies, whatever they may say, are mostly still intent on burning all their reserves of coal, gas and oil. If we let them do this, they may make our planet, Mother Earth, unliveable for a very substantial section of humanity, within a few decades. Too many governments and politicians have been corrupted by fossil fuel money or don’t understand that fossil fuel-led growth is now uneconomic. Asset managers and the financial services industry in South Africa have so far refused to change their investment models, effectively propping up the fossil fuel industry. Pension fund trustees are often too intimidated by asset managers and consultants to properly exercise their independence.