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Cars Divest It Like It’s Hot!

Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Divest It Like It’s Hot!

May 5th, 2014 by  

Originally published on Planetsave.

Many of us grow up with the assumption that stock traders are just rich people looking to make a quick buck (or 5 billion). However, investing is also a way to show your support for an industry and company. Aside from myself, I know several people who are now engaged in “impact investing,” investing in solar companies, electric car companies (ahem, Tesla), wind companies, energy efficiency companies, and other cleantech companies.

The other side of that coin is divesting from fossil fuel companies. To make that move hotter, some Santa Clara University rappers make a case for that while also having some fun:

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  • JamesWimberley

    Herd effects work in favour of the divestment movement. An amoral investor (“Harvard”) will divest if they think that other investors are about to do so. Let’s go out and destroy a few trillion in death certificates.

    • Zachary Shahan

      Yes, see a lot of potential here. Probably easier to get a snowball effect in this arena than in many others. And it’s a given with fossil fuels, just a matter of time. I think the time has come…

  • Bubba Nicholson

    Stop burning fossil fuels.

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