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Planet A Investment: a new Fossil Free SA newsletter for financial professionals

This year we are launching an additional newsletter, Planet A Investment, for financial professionals. Take a look at the first of many newsletters to come below. If this is something you’d like to continue receiving, sign up for the update straight to your inbox. Cut global emissions by 7.6% every year for next decade to …

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#YouthDemandClimateJustice over Youth Day Weekend

Under the banner of the African Climate Alliance, Capetonian school children protested on Friday 14th June, ahead of Youth Day, asking adults and leaders to take steps to protect their future from climate and ecological breakdown.

A practical guide: How non-profits (and schools, universities, churches, foundations) can multiply their effectiveness with responsible investment strategies that address climate change

We’ve just published an article on the Daily Maverick explaining how non-profits can multiply their impacts by ensuring that they are not directly or indirectly (via funders) invested in companies making unduly large contributions to environmental and social damage, especially climate breakdown. But how do you actually do this? Here’s a practical guide to action. …

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Competition: #Crossoutfossilfuels

We’re so used to fossil fuels, we can’t imagine that a better world awaits us without them. It’s time for action! This May 25, we’re joining a continental wave of action for #AfricaVuka Day of Action, calling on you to help us #CrossoutFossilFuels (oil, gas and coal) that are hurting a safe climate and hurting …

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Use these letters to ask your retirement fund or asset manager to divest from fossil fuels

Challenge your financial services provider by asking them for alternatives! Remember, there’s no need to be defensive about this request. If they have put your money in fossil fuels with absolute returns on their bottom line, they are arguably neglecting their duties, as investments without fossil fuels in fact often outperform funds that include fossil fuels, and fossil …

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WATCH: “Investing in the Environment” – an eNCA interview with FFSA co-ordinator David Le Page

Fossil Free South Africa co-ordinator David Le Page, was invited to be interviewed on news channel eNCA to discuss fossil fuel divestment in South Africa. “What we ask as a first step when it comes to divestment is for companies to withdraw investments in the top 200 publicly listed oil, gas and coal companies in …

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Divest Fest – 11 May 2019 – A Fossil Free South Africa community update with our guest speaker, environmental scientist Samantha Keen. (A Summary)

A Summary of our May Divest Fest written by Fossil Free SA Volunteer Andrew Park: On Saturday 11 May, Fossil Free South Africa hosted our latest Divest Fest at UCT, featuring environmental scientist Samantha Keen as guest speaker on the costs of air pollution to people and the economy. Our modest but enthusiastic crowd of …

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