Positive visions: The climate opportunity

Dealing comprehensively with the climate crisis arguably demands cultural, political and social changes that run far deeper than just dropping coal power in favour of wind and solar. Part of this is that the world needs to move away from an extractivist economic model towards a restorative economic model. This insight is beginning to inform political thought that links …

Mission-aligned Investment Seminar

You are invited to a Mission-Aligned Investing Seminar for South African leaders in philanthropy, faith, education and city governance. The Seminar will bring together mission-driven leaders from across South Africa to focus on how we can finance a just, fossil fuel-free future in which everyone has access to renewable energy. Keynote address: Ellen Dorsey, Executive …

Climate-Proofing South African Retirement Funds (Twin events)

The early effects of global climate breakdown, from the devastating Northern Cape drought to Cyclone Idai, are hitting South Africa. Climate protests, now led by millions of school children, are multiplying around the world.  Funds worth over $8 trillion have committed to fossil fuel divestment, while 477 investors worth a combined $34 trillion in assets …

Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit comes to Cape Town

The Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit is coming to Cape Town in September 2019! Register now: https://financingthefuture.global/ Financing a fossil fuel-free future in which everyone has access to renewable energy – especially the 1 billion people living in energy poverty – is indispensable to solving the climate crisis. With little time left before we lock in …

World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund ditching $13 bn of fossil fuels, remains invested in planetary death machines

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, which is part of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund managing $tn in assets, has dropped $13 billion in fossil fuel investments, the largest single divestment to date. Read the full story at the Guardian.  The fund will also move to begin investing directly in so-called 'unlisted infrastructure', renewable …

Climate change resolution voted down at Standard Bank AGM

By LISA STEYNOriginally published on Business Live on 30 May 2019 Only 38% of shareholders were in favour of the resolution for the bank to disclose its exposure to climate change risk The first climate risk-related resolution tabled at Standard Bank’s AGM on Thursday failed to pass when 61% of shareholders voted against it. If …

Our petition campaign ads are in Business Day today – and we’re inviting you to our campaign closing event

Today was a big milestone for us, as we took out ads on p. 1 and p. 3 of Business Day, marking the achievement of over 2,000 signatures on our petition calling for SA's top asset managers and owners to give savers ways to invest for the climate-friendly, fossil fuel-free future we want. We're holding an evening …

Announcing our first-ever Divest Fest (24 February, 9.30am at 75 Harrington St, Cape Town)

Welcome to 2018, and the slightly mad state of play in South Africa right now: Day Zero is rapidly approaching in Cape Town, while cities and institutions of the stature of New York and Lloyds of London (the world's oldest insurance market) are divesting from fossil fuels – but South Africans still aren't widely questioning why …