Climate-Proofing Retirement Funds: first thoughts

We held our first-ever 'Climate-Proofing Retirement Funds' events in Cape Town and Johannesburg this week, focused on asset owners, particularly retirement fund boards. We were honoured to host Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, as a keynote speaker at both events. LINK TO ALL PRESENTATION VIDEOS Our Johannesburg event was 80% …

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 …

How SA’s top asset managers have responded so far to our call for fossil-fuel free funds

As you know, our biggest petition and campaign calls on SA's top asset managers to give you the option of not investing in planet-killing companies like Sasol. How did they respond? Read on to find out, and if you sign up to our mailing list, you can tell us who your financial service providers are, …

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 …

Robert Armstrong: A South African fossil fuel divestment story

I work in the natural & organic retail industry, where we promote and offer products we believe lead to a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to provide products and services that are healthy for people as well as for the planet. To do this, we try to source organically farmed or naturally sourced products, and …

Spotlight 25 July: Bishop Geoff Davies is calling for a secure, fossil fuel-free future in SA

To promote our Amandla.mobi petition calling on South African asset managers to support fossil fuel-free funds, we've launched a social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram spotlighting some of the people and organisations that support this call. Wednesday's posts featured Bishop Geoff Davies of the Anglican Church and Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute. …