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 …

Spotlight 13 August: Des D’Sa wants an end to the use of fossil fuels for our present and future

Des D'Sa, his family, and community have long-suffered the direct health impacts of fossil fuel processing and the terrible tactics used by some corporates against activists. He's calling for an end to our use of fossil fuels, to stop their terrible impacts on human and planetary health. See his Facebook post here. https://twitter.com/FossilFreeSA/status/1028975168922812416 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bma3unZFHBa

Kevin Coldrey: A personal South African divestment story

I am an economist by training and worked in the industry for almost a decade before making the decision to change career paths. I am currently furthering my studies, this time focusing on climate change and sustainable development. I hope to use my experience in the corporate sector to drive the change that is needed, …

May workshop for investors and fund managers: ‘Fossil fuel divestment: Fad, necessity or opportunity?’

Summary On 10 May 2017, Fossil Free South Africa convened a workshop for financial services professionals in Cape Town on fossil fuel divestment. The aim of the workshop was to build awareness of climate and carbon risk – and the divest-reinvest movement – amongst financial services professionals, and to catalyse the creation of divested funds …

Latest newsletter: UCT march planned for 11 Oct, and other news

UCT campaign ongoing, divestment march on campus on Tuesday 11 October Our continuing campaign at UCT has moved the university to develop a draft ethical investment policy. If approved, that policy will create the channels for UCT to consider a commitment to divestment. The university's ethical investment task team meets again this Thursday.  To keep up …

How Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has started divestment

Our thanks to friends in WWF Norway for this information: highlights from Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund’s first responsible investment report. Note that while fossil fuels are the headline item, other divestments are based on mining damages, deforestation caused by palm oil plantation planting, and abuse of water rights. 1) On climate change: - Conducted a …