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Our work

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.

Other programmes

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We will soon be initiating joint letters to all major asset managers calling for fossil-free investments. Subscribe to our main newsletter to stay updated.

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We're always keen to hear from you. If you have questions about our work, please do get in touch.

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If you support our broad aims and objectives please sign up for our mailing list. We also ask for details such as who manages your investments, so that we can target our campaigning better.

Who we are

We are a network of South Africans calling for very rapid decarbonisation of our society, via practices and investments that will help secure our human rights, a stable climate and sound finances. If you’re frustrated by governments’ failure to stop climate breakdown and asset managers leaving your investments vulnerable to a carbon bubble, then you should be asking your retirement fund, university, church, mosque or synagogue, stokvel, union, or favourite philanthropy to stop investing in climate-breaking coal, gas and oil.

Our vision

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.

For financial professionals

In 2017 and 2019, we ran successful workshops for asset managers and retirement fund officials on climate change, carbon risk and divestment, with our partners 350 Africa, Just Share, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and Futuregrowth. If you’d like to receive news about the climate and energy transition and our professional events, please sign up here.  

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