Key Articles about Divestment
Sophie H Goldman 10/15/2021 Harvard’s Endowment Gains are Not Something to Celebrate Harvard Crimson
Associated Press 10/26/2021 Dutch pension fund to divest from fossil fuel producers ABC News
Associated Press 10/18/2021 Ford Foundation to divest millions from fossil fuels ABC News
Emma Pattee 10/12/2021 FORGET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR CLIMATE SHADOW. Mic
Ross Kerber 9/22/2021 MacArthur Foundation joins investment shift away fossil fuels Reuters
Josh Rubin 9/28/2021 Canada’s oil industry dealt a financial blow as pension giant divests itself of investment in fossil fuel The Toronto Star
Rupert Way et al 9/14/2021 Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition Oxford Martin School
Sabrina Shankman 9/10/2021 After nearly a decade of resistance, Harvard divests from fossil fuels, The Boston Globe
Anemona Hartocollis 9/10/2021 Harvard Says It Will Not Invest in Fossil Fuels, The New York Times
Jasper G. Goodman and Kelsey J. Griffin 9/9/2021 Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels, The Harvard Crimson
Lukoye Atwoli et al 9/4/2021 Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health The Lancet
Franta, Ben & Hudson, Marc 8/31/2021 Interview with Ben Franta, author of “Weaponizing Economics: Big Oil & Climate Policy” Environmental Politics
Zegart, Dan 8/26/2021 The Gassing Of Satartia HuffPost/Climate Investigations Center
Tabuchi, Haroko 8/12/2021 For Many, Hydrogen Is the Fuel of the Future. New Research Raises Doubts NYT
Gregory M. Mikkelson et al 8/12/2021 Mutual reinforcement of academic reputation and fossil fuel divestment, Cambridge University Press
John Keefe and Curt Merrill, 8/9/2021 Was that wild weather caused by climate change? Scientists can now say ‘yes’ with confidence CNN
Henson, Bob 8/9/2021Key takeaways from the new IPCC report Yale Climate Connections
Sanzillo, Tom 8/6/2021 IEEFA: Months after tumultuous ExxonMobil annual meeting, no substantial change expected
Carleton, Audrey 8/2/2021 The Oil Industry’s New Climate Change Solution Is More Pipelines Motherboard by Vice
Carter, Lawrence 6/30/2021 Inside Exxon’s playbook: How America’s biggest oil company continues to oppose action on climate change Unearthed
Yale News, 6/24/2021 Yale sets new carbon reduction targets, takes divestment steps
Mann, Michael and Hassol, Susan Joy 6/29/2021 That Heat Dome? Yeah, It’s Climate Change. New York Times
Carrington, Damian 5/21/2021) How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff, The Guardian
Plumer, Brad (5/18/2021) Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns, New York Times
Rainforest Action Network (2021). Banking on Climate Crisis - Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2021.
McKibben, Bill (4/3/2021). The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment, New Yorker.
McKibben, Bill (3/27/2021). The University of Michigan divesting from fossil fuels shows that change is here, The Guardian.
Matthew D. Potts & Oliver Miltenberger 3/21/2021 Why corporate climate pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism, The Conversation
IEEFA (3/22/2021). Major investment advisors BlackRock and Meketa provide a fiduciary path through the energy transition.
Wittenberg, Alex (1/25/2021). Three NYC Pension Funds to Divest $4 Billion From Fossil Fuels. Bloomberg Green.
(1/22/2021). University Announcement on Fossil Fuel Investments. Columbia News.
Michael Shear and Coral Davenport (1/18/2021). Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order. New York Times.
Squire, Kenneth (1/16/2021). A new activist takes on Exxon to reverse the oil giant’s underperformance. CNBC.
Waite, Marilyn (1/4/2021). Passive investing presents a challenge for decarbonisation. Here are six projects we’re backing to help change things. Responsible Investor.
Richard Lachmann, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin A. Young (12/27/2020). Are we finally at a tipping point in the defeat of fossil fuels?. Salon.
Jones, Rupert (12/18/2020). How to save the planet? Richard Curtis says it involves pensions, actually. The Guardian.
Egan, Matt (12/18/2020). A $5 billion foundation literally founded on oil money is saying goodbye to fossil fuels. CNN Business.
Kollewe, Julia (12/17/2020). Lloyd's market to quit fossil fuel insurance by 2030. The Guardian.
Rust, Susanna (12/16/2020). Church of England investors ban nine, keep 12 after climate engagement. Investments & Pensions Europe IPE.
McKibben, Bill (12/9/2020). New York State Sends a Blunt Message to Big Oil. New York Times.
Barnard, Anne (12/9/2020). New York’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Is Dropping Fossil Fuel Stocks. New York Times.
Tom Bergin and Ron Bousso (12/9/2020). How oil majors shift billions in profits to island tax havens. Reuters.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (9/9/2012) Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System
Roston, Eric (12/8/2020). Lawyers and Publicists Need Their Own Emissions Category—Call It ‘Scope X’. Bloomberg.
Anjli Raval and Leslie Hoo (12/8/2020). Shell executives quit amid discord over green push. Financial Post.
Juliet Chung and Dawn Lim (10/9/2020). How Brown University’s Endowment Quietly Became Tops in Ivy League. Wall Street Journal.
Grandoni, Dino (9/14/2020). States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change. Washington Post.
Sullivan, Laura (9/11/2020). How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled. NPR.
(8/4/2020). Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy. The Guardian.
Alexandria Herr and Zoya Tierstein (6/29/2020). Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment. Grist.
Clare Roth and Ellen Gilmer (6/24/2020). Exxon, Koch hid climate change impact for decades, Minn. suit says. Bloomberg.
Kayanja, Matthew (4/20/2020). Oxford University passes motion banning investment in all fossil fuels. OxfordStudent.com
Tim Dickinson (3/3/202) How Big Oil and Big Soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades, Rolling Stone
Sanzillo, Tom (1/30/2020). BlackRock to investors: sustainable portfolios provide stronger risk-adjusted returns. IEEFA.
Holden, Emily (1/8/2020). How the oil industry has spent billions to control the climate change conversation. The Guardian.
McKibben, Bill (9/17/2019). Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns. New Yorker.
Jagdeep Singh Bachher and Richard Sherman (9/16/2019). UC investments are going fossil free. But not exactly for the reasons you may think. Los Angeles Times.
Margolin, Jamie (6/21/2019). For My Future College, Fossil Fuel Divestment Is a Must-Have So the Climate Crisis Doesn't Make My Education Useless. Teen Vogue.
(4/17/2019). The financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate change. The Guardian.
Kormann, Carolyn (9/14/2018). The Divestment Movement to Combat Climate Change Is All Grown Up. New Yorker.
McKibben, Bill (12/16/2018). At last, divestment is hitting the fossil fuel industry where it hurts. The Guardian.
Osaka, Shannon (8/2/2018). The New York Times and the super-wicked problem of climate change. Grist.
Wade, Terry (3/23/2016). Rockefeller Family Fund hits Exxon, divests from fossil fuels. Reuters.
Leehi Yona and Alex Lenferna (5/15/2016). The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement within Universities. E-International Relations.
Carney, Mark (9/29/2015). Breaking the tragedy of the horizon - climate change and financial stability. BIS.
(7/8/2015). Former Exxon Employee Says Company Considered Climate Risks as Early as 1981. Union of Concerned Scientists.
McKibben, Bill (7/19/2012). Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math. Rolling Stone.