Posts Tagged ‘personal divestment’

Carbon Bubble Threatens Investments

The carbon bubble threatens the investments of small investors as well as large, according to a recent article by Carol Clouse in The Guardian. When Big Oil’s unburnable reserves become stranded, these companies’ shares will experience a sudden and steep devaluation. As evidence mounts that fossil fuel companies will be required to “keep it in…

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Support Fossil Free California

The divestment movement is one of the fastest-growing social campaigns of this century. Help Fossil Free California grow! Your tax-deductible donation helps Fossil Free California cover the costs of climate education, promotional materials, online outreach, meetings, and other expenses. [maxbutton id=”3″]

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Sustainable Investing Panel – April 21

Center for Climate Protection Presents Panel on Sustainable Investing When: Thursday, April 21st 5:30-7:00 Where: 822 5th Street, Santa Rosa  95404 From 2012 to 2014, sustainable and impact investing assets enjoyed a growth rate of more than 76%, increasing from $3.74 trillion in 2012 to over $6 trillion in 2014. Many of us have made…

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Individual Divestment Hits New High

Just a few days ago, divestinvest.org was reporting that the total of individual assets pledged to divest from the top 200 coal, oil, and gas companies was over $3 billion, from 2,408 individual investors. That in itself was good news. But today, the site posted a stunning new total: $4,715,012,908 (over. $4.7 billion) pledged from…

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"Divesting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio": Palo Alto, November 15

In conjunction with Fossil Free California and 350 Silicon Valley, the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto is hosting a forum on individual divestment on Sunday, November 15, 2pm – 3:30pm. The forum “Divesting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio” welcomes your divestment stories and questions. Christian Ortez, Director of LPL Financial’s Blackmont Wealth Management Group…

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CalSTRS divestment: unhappy anniversary

Anniversaries are a time to pop open a bottle of champagne to toast the successes of the previous year; however, the first anniversary of Fossil Free California’s (FFCA) relationship with California’s state teachers’ pension fund, CalSTRS, has forced us to keep the bottle corked and hope for better days ahead. Why? Although teachers value CalSTRS…

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Individual divestment: the power of personal choice

The People’s Climate Rally on September 21, 2014 — 400,000 people marching together on behalf of Mother Earth — galvanized both my individual divestment and my entry into the divestment movement. I felt a thrill of empowerment as I proudly signed the pledge on the DivestInvest.org website. Although I had already removed some investments in…

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