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SB 560 Passed by Key CA Senate Committee

By Sandy Emerson | April 24, 2017

After weeks of negotiations, FFCA’s bill (SB 560) defining “financial climate risk”, was passed on its second hearing by the CA Senate PER Committee. The bill’s authors are now seeking co-sponsors as the bill moves toward the Appropriations Committee.

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Ask California to Investigate Exxon

By Sandy Emerson | 04/19/2017 | 0

For many months, the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts have been investigating Exxon’s decades of deception — misleading shareholders and the public about what the company’s own scientists knew about threats posed by climate change. Climate activists have launched a national campaign to urge California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to join them, and…

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Lining up for public comment at CalPERS

Divestment, Financial Climate Risk Reporting On Trial in Sacramento

By Sandy Emerson | 04/17/2017 | 0

Divestment and the need to report investments’ financial climate risks are on trial this week (April 17-24) in Sacramento. CalPERS votes Monday April 17 on their investment policy; and considers SB 560 (requires reporting of financial climate risk) on Wednesday the 19th. The State Senate PER committee reviews SB 560 on April 24.

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Divestment vs Engagement: One Just Doesn’t Work

By Emily Laskin | 04/14/2017 | 0

In the fight to keep oil in the ground, pension funds, banks, and other organizations managing large sums are coming under pressure to keep their money away from fossil fuel corporations. But while activists call for divestment from fossil fuel companies, the pension funds and banks seem to favor “engagement” with problematic companies while remaining invested. The…

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