Posts by Sandy Emerson

SoCal 350 Climate Action Hosts Legislative Training

SoCal 350 hosts legislative training

SoCal 350‘s Legislative Committee, led by Dan Brotman, hosted a day of legislative training at Glendale Community College on December 3.  The morning session on “Passing Climate Bills in California” was led by Janet Cox of Fossil Free California, followed by West Hollywood’s Carol Kravetz on “Effective Citizen Lobbying”. For the afternoon session, Jeff Lassanske…

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San Leandro Moves to Divest from Wells Fargo

On November 20 the City Council of San Leandro took steps to divest from Wells Fargo by voting unanimously to move a $700,000 bond out of Wells Fargo Bank when it comes up for renewal. As soon as staff vacancies in the finance department have been filled, the Council further resolved to begin the process of seeking a new banking partner for its $5 million city banking business.

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Activists Protest Megabanks’ Fossil Fuels Investments

Protest Megabanks Fossil Fuels Investments

On October 23, activists mounted the largest-ever protest of megabanks’ investments in fossil fuels, with #DivestTheGlobe actions in more than 60 cities, 10 countries and 4 continents. Led by indigenous rights groups, activists marched on their local megabanks to demand an end to funding for fossil fuel projects.  The Divest the Globe protest was timed to…

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Big Investors Challenge Banks to Disclose Climate Risk

UK responsible investment non-profit ShareAction and US-based Boston Common Asset Management have organized a letter campaign from 100 investors with combined assets of nearly 2 trillion dollars that asks 62 of the world’s largest banks to disclose financial climate risk. Targeted banks include JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, US Bank, Wells Fargo and other megabanks.

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August 9: Ask SF Retirement Board to Divest from Fossil Fuels

It’s confirmed! On August 9, after four long years the SF Retirement Board (SFERS) will vote up or down on full divestment of all $475 million of its fossil fuels holdings. Can you join us at the board meeting? We need to fill the chamber with divestment advocates! SFERS Divestment vote: August 9, 2:30 pm, 1145…

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CalSTRS Divests from Non-US Thermal Coal

On June 7, CalSTRS’ powerful Investment Committee unanimously approved divestment from non-US thermal coal. This completes the divestment process set in motion by SB 185, and follows last year’s divestment from domestic thermal coal.

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