fossil fuel divestment

Financing the Future Webinar

The following message was published by the Financing the Future Steering committee: Earlier this month in Cape Town, Financing the Future brought together over 300 leaders from 44 countries focusing on the intersection of climate justice, finance, energy access and social justice. It was a remarkable event that featured leaders from faith-based institutions, governments, NGOs, foundations, academia, environmental and human …

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“The future of finance must be clean” – historic Cape Town summit closes

Huge momentum on divesting from fossil fuels as unprecedented faith based commitments join a strong statement against shareholder engagement strategies  11 September, 2019 Cape Town, South Africa: Working together over two days at the global ‘Financing the Future Summit’ advocates made several commitments that give real power to the fight against climate change, and build …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Spotlight 10 September: Misha Teasdale of Greenpop stands against a reckless consumptive approach to our environment and people

Here’s Misha’s post on Facebook. @mishateasdale , founder & TreeEO of @Greenpop , believes that now, more than ever, we as citizens need to stand up and have a critical approach to the way we spend our money. Let's take a stand and join the global movement! #DivestNow Sign the petition https://t.co/QUZ2Y8Kn6P pic.twitter.com/PKaMBZqCfE — Fossil …

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Spotlight 7 September: Rob Armstrong has already divested from Anglo, Sasol, BHP Billiton and Exxaro

You can see Rob’s profile on Facebook here. And read a brief account of his story here. Rob Armstrong knows that burning fossil fuels is not healthy for us or the planet! That’s why he took personal action to divest from fossil fuels Join Rob – and #DivestNow by signing the petition that will help …

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