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Published on May 9th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

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Divestment From Fossil Fuels: A May 2017 CleanTechnica Update

May 9th, 2017 by  



Divestment decisions last month at Harvard University heartened student activists and reinforced a growing national consensus about the harmful nature of fossil fuel investments.

A large Danish pension has divested itself of investments in 5 Canadian oil producers, citing concerns about fossil fuel companies becoming stranded assets and facing long-term heavy financial losses. They predicted that a “low-carbon future” would create a vacuum and heavy losses for these former investments.

The Trustees at Columbia University voted to recommend divesting from companies which derive 35% or more of their revenue from thermal coal production, based on information provided by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.

Institutions are reacting to public outrage over fossil fuel investments. Through divestment from fossil fuels, profits that wreak havoc on our planet are being diverted to alternative energy and other investments that can provide a sustainable tomorrow for the world’s citizens.

Often framed euphemistically as a way to free up capital to join in markets focused on innovation, divestment is becoming a method for financial firms to help their clients face dynamics of disruption. No longer is an emphasis on fossil fuel investments that point to market fundamentals or maintaining a geographic footprint enough of a foundation even for the most traditional investor.

Why? Investment firms have started to recognize that, when thinking like a buyer, investment success in the long term depends more on preparation, flexibility, and acceptance that formerly performing fossil fuel stocks may now be part of a collective of disrupted industries. In essence, previously unseen “geopolitical uncertainty and technological change are making portfolio and divestment strategy more vital than ever,” according to the Global Corporate Divestment Study 2017. In lay terms? The people have spoken.

Background of Divestment Trends

Arguments that investing in the fossil fuels of  oil, coal, and gas was morally reprehensible started on US college campuses in 2011. Since then, the divestment social movement has been challenging the business model of the fossil fuel industry. Momentum around divesting surged starting in 2014, when a number of symbolic institutions and opinion leaders spoke out publicly against investments that would spur on the fossil fuel industry.

◊ The World Council of Churches, representing half a billion Christians, ruled out all fossil fuel investments.

◊ The Guardian Media Group divested its funds, following its subsidiary newspaper’s “Keep it in the Ground” campaign.

◊ The United Nations Framework on Climate Change backed divestment as “it sends a signal to companies … that the age of ‘burn what you like, when you like’ cannot continue.”

◊ The G7 called for a complete decarbonization of the world’s economy.

◊ Leonardo DiCaprio, during an address at Davos’ World Economic Forum in 2016, urged listeners to stop allowing “the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity,” and to “leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong.”

Divestment trends continue to take place in unexpected regions, and activists are persuading a broad range of institutions to step up and assume climate leadership roles.

Global Divestment Mobilization: May 5–13, 2017

Institutions and investment firms are creating momentum around the world as they remove capital from stocks, bonds, or funds invested in fossil fuel companies . Indeed, as the Global Divestment Mobilization entered its first full week, thousands of people worldwide intensified their demands for institutions to divest from the companies most responsible for causing climate change.

The Mobilization, which took place on every continent and 42 countries worldwide, everywhere from China to Somalia, hoped to be a “powerful, rejuvenating reminder of the influence we can have over the fossil fuel industry’s public image.” Events to support the advocacy included art and theater that highlighted climate impacts. So, too, did street actions and conversations spread the word about divestment, with thousands of new people signing divestment petitions. Divestment has proven to be one of the most powerful weapons in the fight for climate justice, according to 350.org. When the public support shifts away from the fossil fuel industry, investment and brokerage houses sit up and pay attention.

Divestment campaigns are shattering the influence that fossil fuel companies have had on economies and governments and are making space for real climate solutions. Divestment is an efficacious method to expedite action from the financial sector and to actively highlight the real impact that fossil fuels are having on our climate and communities.

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Source: Courtesy of Go Fossil Free

Investors Petition the G7 and G20 to Stick with Paris Agreement

Against the backdrop of rumors that the Trump administration intends to pull the US out of the historic Paris Agreement, more than 200 institutional investors worth around $15 trillion wrote a 2017 joint letter to the G7 group of 7 industrialized nations and the G20 group of 20 major economies. In the letter, they pleaded with “all nations to stand by their commitments to the Agreement and to put in place policy measures to achieve their nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) with the utmost urgency.” The letter emerged, partially, in reaction to a March 2017 statement that the G20 drafted a statement in which they failed to mention climate change, climate adaptation, or climate finance.

In a press release provided by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, these investors underscored the urgency of action by G7 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions reduction commitments. They called upon leaders to:

◊ Reiterate their support for and commitment to implement the Paris Agreement, including the delivery of their own Nationally Determined Contributions in full.

◊ Bring forward focused and targeted long-term climate and energy plans that will ensure their future actions align with commitments under the pact to keep global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and preferably to 1.5 °C.

◊ Drive investment into the low carbon transition through aligning climate-related policies, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and introducing carbon pricing where appropriate.

◊ Implement climate-related financial reporting frameworks, including supporting the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ recommendations.

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How Large Institutions Make a Difference When They Divest

More than 719 institutions, pension funds, universities and faith-based organizations have committed to divest, including more than 100 other cities worldwide. More than $5 trillion in assets are represented as of this writing, with more to follow. On May 9, 2017, 350Africa.org and Fossil Free South Africa launched a Cape Town divestment campaign as a way to rise up with more than just an environmental call: it drew upon economic, political, and moral wherewithal.

Divestment was a central component of the South African anti-apartheid campaign. It proved to be an essential tactic that dismantled the apartheid regime and the hegemonic forces behind it. Why did divestment work against apartheid?

◊ Divestment coalesced the individual and collective moral imperative to oppose apartheid itself.

◊ It exposed an oppressive system as inherently unsustainable and destructive to the majority of the people and the country.

Divestment movements then and now can empower ordinary citizens and individuals around the world. 350.org asks us to speak out against investments in fossil fuel companies and to voice our “opposition to an oppressive and unjust system, to place economic and social pressure on those who invested in it, and to become involved in a bigger movement for change.”

We can act now with the inherent moral responsibility to dissolve the profit from fossil fuel exploitation. We can become climate justice fighters who use our investments to speak loudly against fossil fuel devastation, and we need to start now.

Via Fossil Free, here’s a full list of nonprofit organizations, governments, and companies that have divested from fossil fuels:

Name of Organisation Type Country Divestment Type More Info
350.org NGO USA Fossil Free
350.org Australia NGO Australia Full
APRA/AMCOS For Profit Corporation Australia Full
AXA I.M. For Profit Corporation France Partial
AXA S.A. For Profit Corporation France Partial
Abracadabra Retirement Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Abramowitz-Silverman Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Access Strategies Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Aegon N.V. For Profit Corporation Netherlands Coal Only
Alingsås Government Government Sweden Full
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Faith-based Organization USA Full
Alleycat Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Allianz Group For Profit Corporation Germany Partial
Amalgamated Bank For Profit Corporation USA Fossil Free
American Ethical Union Faith-based Organization USA Full
Anderson Peters Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Anglican Church of Aotearoa Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican Church of Southern Africa Faith-based Organization South Africa
Anglican Diocese of Auckland Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Anglican Diocese of Dunedin Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Anglican Diocese of Montreal Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Anglican Diocese of Perth Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Anglican Diocese of Quebec Faith-based Organization Canada Fossil Free
Anglican Diocese of Waiapu Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican Diocese of Wellington Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Anglican National Super Pension Fund Australia Partial
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Arca Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Aria Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Arkay Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Ashden Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK
Aston University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Auckland Council Government New Zeland Full
Australian Academy of Science Cultural Institution Australia Full
Australian Capital Territory Government Australia Full
Australian Ethical For Profit Corporation Australia Full
Australian Guild of Screen Composers NGO Australia Full
Australian National University Educational Institution Australia Partial
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) Faith-based Organization Australia Full
AustralianSuper Pension Fund Australia Partial
Aviva For Profit Corporation UK Coal Only
BVK Pension Fund Switzerland Coal Only
Ballina Shire Council Government Australia Full
Banyule City Council Government Australia Full
Barnegat Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Barnett Super Wealthy Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Barry Family Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Bass Coast Shire Government Australia Full
Bathurst Street United Church Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited For Profit Corporation Australia Full
Berliner Ärzteversorgung / Berlin Doctor’s Pensionfund Pension Fund Germany Partial
Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Bewegungsstiftung Philanthropic Foundation Germany Full
Bioregional Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Birmingham City University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Blue Planet Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Blumenthal Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Bondage Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Booth Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Bordeaux Government France Full
Bordeaux Métropole Government France Full
Boston Church of the Covenant, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Boston University Educational Institution USA Coal and Tar Sands Only
Both ENDS Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Netherlands Full
Bournemouth University Educational Institution UK Full
Brevard College Educational Institution USA Full
Brighthelm Church and Community Centre Faith-based Organization UK Full
Brighton & Hove City Council Government UK Partial
Brinstones Super Pension Fund Australia Full
British Medical Association Healthcare Institution UK Full
Bullitt Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Byron Shire Council Government Australia Full
CCFD – Terre Solidaire NGO France Fossil Free
California Academy of Sciences Cultural Institution USA Full
California Institute of the Arts Educational Institution USA Full
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Pension Fund USA Coal Only
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Pension Fund USA Coal Only
Cambridge City Council Government UK Partial
Canadian Medical Association Healthcare Institution Canada Full
Canadian Unitarian Council (national), ON Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Cardiff Metropolitan University Educational Institution UK Full
Catherine Donnelly Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Canada Full
Cecily Dignan Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Center for Humans & Nature, The NGO USA Full
Center for International Environmental Law NGO USA Full
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Faith-based Organization USA Full
Chalmers University of Technology Educational Institution Sweden Full
Chester Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Faith-based Organization USA Partial
Chicago Medical Society Healthcare Institution USA Full
Chico State University Educational Institution USA Full
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Chino Cienga Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Chorus Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Christensen Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Church in Wales Faith-based Organization UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Church of England Faith-based Organization UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Church of England Diocese of Oxford Faith-based Organization UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Church of Scotland Faith-based Organization UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew Faith-based Organization USA
Church of Sweden Faith-based Organization Sweden Full
Church of the Covenant, Presbytery of Boston, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Church of the Redeemer, Diocese of Newark, NJ Faith-based Organization USA Full
Citizens for Public Justice NGO Canada Full
City of Albury Government Australia Full
City of Amherst, MA Government USA Full
City of Ann Arbor, MI Government USA Full
City of Armadale Government Australia Full
City of Ashland, OR Government USA Full
City of Ballarat Government Australia Full
City of Bayfield, WI Government USA Full
City of Belfast, ME Government USA Full
City of Berkeley, CA Government USA Full
City of Berlin Government Germany Full
City of Borås Government Sweden Full
City of Boulder, CO Government USA Full
City of Boxtel Government Netherlands Full
City of Brisbane, CA Government USA Full
City of Bristol Government UK Partial
City of Cambridge, MA Government USA Full
City of Christchurch Government New Zealand Partial
City of Concord, MA Government USA Full
City of Copenhagen Government Denmark Full
City of Corvallis, OR Government USA Full
City of Dunedin Government New Zealand Full
City of Eugene, OR Government USA Full
City of Framingham, MA Government USA Full
City of Fremantle Government Australia Full
City of Frouzins Government France Full
City of Great Barrington, MA Government USA Full
City of Hellemes Government France Full
City of Ithaca, NY Government USA Full
City of Leichhardt Government Australia Full
City of Lille Government France Full
City of Lismore Government Australia Full
City of Madison, WI Government USA Full
City of Malmö Government Sweden Full
City of Marrickville Government Australia Full
City of Melbourne Government Australia Full
City of Melville Government Australia Full
City of Minneapolis, MN Government USA Full
City of Moreland Government Australia Full
City of Münster Government Germany Fossil Free
City of New London, CT Government USA Full
City of Newcastle Government Australia Full
City of Northamption, MA Government USA Full
City of Oakland, CA Government USA Full
City of Oxford Government UK Full
City of Palo Alto, CA Government USA Full
City of Paris Government France Full
City of Portland, OR Government USA Full
City of Providence, RI Pension Fund USA Partial
City of Provincetown, MA Government USA Full
City of Ravoire Government France Full
City of Richmond, CA Government USA Full
City of San Francisco, CA Government USA Full
City of San Luis Obispo, CA Government USA Full
City of Santa Fe, NM Government USA Full
City of Santa Monica, CA Government USA Full
City of Seattle, WA Government USA Full
City of Stirling Government Australia Full
City of Stockholm Government Sweden Full
City of Strömstad Government Sweden Full
City of Stuttgart Government Germany Partial
City of Sudbury, MA Government USA Full
City of Swan Government Australia Full
City of Sydney Government Australia Full
City of Truro, MA Government USA Full
City of Uppsala Government Sweden Full
City of Venissieux Government France Full
City of Vincent Government Australia Full
City of Wodonga Government Australia Full
City of la Rochelle Government France Full
City of Örebro Government Sweden Full
City of Savenay Government France Full
Clean Water Action NGO USA Full
Climate Action Network Australia NGO Australia Full
College of the Atlantic Educational Institution USA Full
College of the Marshall Islands Educational Institution Republic of the Marshall Islands Full
Colorado Ratnashri Sangha Faith-based Organization USA Full
Columbia University in the City of New York Educational Institution USA Coal Only
Comart Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Canada Full
Community Friends Quaker Meeting in Cincinnati, OH Faith-based Organization USA Full
Community Impact Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Compton Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group NGO USA Full
Council of Canadians, The NGO Canada Full
Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australia, Asia, and New Zealand Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Country of Ireland Government UK Full
County council of Loiret Government France Full
Cranfield University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Dane County, WI Government USA Full
Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation Philanthropic Foundation France
Darwin Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Davara Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
David Suzuki Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Canada Full
De Montfort University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Decco Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Departmental council of Essonne Government France Full
Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation Philanthropic Foundation South Africa Full
Diakonia NGO Sweden Full
Dijon Government France Coal Only
Diocese of the Holy Spirit of Umuarama Faith-based Organization Brazil
District of Columbia Retirement Board Pension Fund USA Full
Ditton’s Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Dobra Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Doctors for the Environment Australia NGO Australia Full
Dover Friends Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
ESF College Foundation, Inc. Educational Institution USA Full
Earth Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Earth Welfare Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Earthjustice NGO USA Full
Earthsong Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Eastminster United Church Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Eastside Audobon Society NGO USA Full
Ecotrust NGO USA Full
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Faith-based Organization USA Full
Educational Foundation of America, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Edward W. Hazen Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Edwards Mother Earth Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
English Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Environment Agency Pension Fund Pension Fund UK Partial
Environment America NGO USA Full
Environmental and Energy Study Institute NGO USA Full
Episcopal Church, USA Faith-based Organization USA Partial
Episcopal City Mission, Boston, Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of California Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, CA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Faith-based Organization USA Full
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Full
Erste Asset Management For Profit Corporation Austria Coal Only
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Faith-based Organization USA Full
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oregon Faith-based Organization USA Full
Federation of Christian Organisations for the International Voluntary Service (FOCSIV) Faith-based Organization Italy
Field Museum in Chicago Cultural Institution USA Full
First Congregational Church in Amherst, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Parish Church UU, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Cambridge, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Parish in Concord, UU, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Parish in Hingham, Unitarian Universalist – Old Ship Church, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee, FL Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Presbyterian Palo Alto, CA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Religious Society of Newburyport, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First State Super Pension Fund Australia Partial
First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, IA Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Unitarian Church of Pittsfield, ME Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Unitarian Church of Portland, OR Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, UT Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
First Unitarian Church, Ottawa, ON Faith-based Organization Canada Full
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, WI Faith-based Organization USA Full
First Unitarian Toronto, ON Faith-based Organization Canada Full
First district of the city of Lyon Government France Full
Flame Tree Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Flou Flou Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Follen Community Church UU, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Fondacion eco Conciencia Philanthropic Foundation
Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer Philanthropic Foundation France Full
Fondation France Libertés Philanthropic Foundation France Fossil Free
Fondation Nicolas Hulot Pour La Nature Et L’Homme Philanthropic Foundation France
Fondation ensemble Philanthropic Foundation France
Foothill-De Anza Community College Foundation Educational Institution USA Full
Footprint Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Forsythia Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Franciscan Sisters of Mary Faith-based Organization USA Full
Frederick Mulder Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Friends Fiduciary Corporation Faith-based Organization USA Full
Friends World Committee for Consultation Faith-based Organization UK Full
Friends of the Earth NGO USA Full
Fund for Democratic Communities Philanthropic Foundation USA
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine NGO USA Full
Future Super Pension Fund Australia Full
GLS Treuhand Philanthropic Foundation Germany Full
Garfield Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
General Service Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
George School Educational Institution USA Coal Only
Georgetown University Educational Institution USA Partial
Gibson and McGregor Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Gironde department Government France Full
Gloucester Shire Council Government Australia Full
Goddard College Educational Institution USA Fossil Free
Goldman Environmental Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Goldsmiths University of London Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Good Vibrations Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Government Pension Fund Global Pension Fund Norway Partial
Graeme Wood Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Granary Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Great Old Broads for Wilderness NGO USA Full
Green Mountain College Educational Institution USA Full
Gross and Watts Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Guardian Media Group For Profit Corporation UK Full
Gunderson Lutheran Health System Healthcare Institution USA Partial
H Green Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
HCF For Profit Corporation Australia Full
HESTA Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Coal Only
Hampshire College Educational Institution USA Full
Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Partial
Hanley Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Haringey Pension Fund Pension Fund UK Coal Only
Hastings Borough Council Government UK Full
Haverford Friends Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Haydon Family Super Fun Pension Fund Australia Full
Health Care Without Harm Healthcare Institution USA Full
Heriot-Watt University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Herriot-Watt University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Hidden Leaf Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Huddersfield Quakers Faith-based Organization UK Full
Hull Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Humboldt State University Educational Institution USA Partial
Hunt Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Hunter Hall Investment Management For Profit Corporation Australia Full
Ian Somerhalder Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Inspire Foundation for Business and Society Philanthropic Foundation
International Living Future Institute NGO USA Fossil Free
Ircantec Pension Fund France Coal Only
Islamic Society of North America Faith-based Organization USA
Island Institute NGO USA Full
JJ Charitable Trust, The Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
JMG Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
JRS Biodiversity Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Jacobs Robinson Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Jalana Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, NY Faith-based Organization USA Full
Janelia Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Jenifer Altman Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Jennie Di Blasi Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Jim and Patty Rouse Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Joffe Charitable Trust, The Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
John Merck Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Jubitz Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Just Money Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Partial
KL Felicitas Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
KR Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Denmark Full
Kansas City, MO Government USA Full
Kerr Ratcliffe Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Kestrelman Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
King’s College London Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Kirklees Council Government UK Partial
Kollantai Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Partial
Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) Pension Fund Norway Full
Kristine and Will Catto Foundation Philanthropic Foundation
Kuhn’s Gold Super Pension Fund Australia Full
La Trobe University Educational Institution Australia Full
Laird Norton Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, WI Faith-based Organization USA Full
Lansdowne Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Laughing Gull Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Laval University Educational Institution Canada Full
Le Mans city Government France Full
League of Conservation Voters NGO USA Full
Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Lemelson Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Lewes Town Council Government UK Partial
Libra Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Local Government Super Pension Fund Australia Coal Only
London Borough of Hackney Pension Fund Pension Fund UK Partial
London Borough of Southwark Pension Fund Government UK Full
London School of Economics Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Educational Institution UK Coal Only
Lookout Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Lund University Educational Institution Sweden Partial
Lutheran World Federation Faith-based Organization Switzerland Full
Lydia B. Stokes Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
M & N West Pension Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Government Australia Full
Madden Sainsbury Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Madirriny Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Madison Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
Maine Council of Churches, ME Faith-based Organization USA Full
Malbird Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Manchester Metropolitan University Educational Institution UK Full
Maree Kordonsky Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Marist Sisters Australia Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Mark Leonard Trust, The Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Mary Babcock Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Mary Robinson Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Ireland
Massachusetts United Church of Christ Faith-based Organization USA Full
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
McKinnon Family Fund Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
McKinnon Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Medford Friends Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Melbourne Unitarian Church Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Melton Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Mennen Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Merck Family Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Methodist Church of Britain Faith-based Organization UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Faith-based Organization USA Full
Meyer Family Enterprises Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Miami Monthly Friends (Quaker) Meeting – Waynesville, OH Faith-based Organization USA Full
Miami Quarterly Friends (Quaker) Meeting of Ohio Valley, OH Faith-based Organization USA Full
Millamac Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Missionary Society of St. Columban Faith-based Organization USA
Mize Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Monash University Educational Institution Australia Coal Only
Montreal Quakers Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Montreuil Government France Full
Moomintroll Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Morning Star Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Mount Alexander Shire Council Government Australia Full
Mount Holly, New Jersey Faith-based Organization USA Full
Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, AZ Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
Mullum Trust Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Multnomah County, OR Government USA Full
Naropa University Educational Institution USA Full
National Ethical Service NGO USA Full
National Peace Corps Association NGO Global Full
National Synod of Scotland Faith-based Organization UK Full
National Tertiary Education Union Other Australia Full
National University of Ireland Galway Educational Institution Ireland Full
Natural Resources Defense Council NGO USA Full
Neranie Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Nest Sammelstiftung / Nest Fondation Collective Pension Fund Switzerland Fossil Free
Nevada Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
New England Biolabs Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
New Priorities Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
New Progressive Alliance NGO USA Fossil Free
New York City Employees Retirement System Pension Fund USA Coal Only
New York Conference of The United Methodist Church Faith-based Organization USA Full
New York Quarterly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Newcastle University Educational Institution UK Full
Newtown Monthly Quaker Meeting, PA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Nia Community Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Partial
Noorda Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Nordea Bank AB For Profit Corporation Sweden Partial
Nordic Enterprise Philanthropic Foundation UK
Norman Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
North Star Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Northeast Wilderness Trust NGO USA Full
Northern Yearly Meeting – Quakers in the Upper Midwest Faith-based Organization USA Full
Norway Unitarian Universalist Church Maine Faith-based Organization USA Full
Norwich City Council Government UK Partial
Nottingham Trent University Educational Institution UK Full
Odense City Council Government Denmark Coal and Tar Sands Only
Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting, Society of Friends (Quakers), OH Faith-based Organization USA Full
Okeanos Foundation for the Sea Philanthropic Foundation USA
Old Haverford Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Oregon Metro NGO USA Full
Oregon State University Educational Institution USA Full
Orp Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Oslo Pension & Insurance Pension Fund Norway Coal Only
Oslo Pensjonsforsikring Government Norway Full
Overbrook Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Oxford Brookes University Educational Institution UK Full
Oxford University Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
PFA Pension Pension Fund Denmark Partial
PKA Pension Pension Fund Denmark Partial
Pace Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church Faith-based Organization USA Full
Pacific School of Religion Faith-based Organization USA Full
Palette Fund, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Panahpur Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Park Foundation, NY Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Partnership for Change Philanthropic Foundation Norway
Pax Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Pensionfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) Pension Fund Netherlands Partial
Peralta Community College District Educational Institution USA Full
Perpetual Ocean Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Coal Only
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Cultural Institution USA Full
Pi Investments For Profit Corporation USA Full
Pig Shed Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul Faith-based Organization USA Full
Pitzer College Educational Institution USA Full
Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Portsmouth South Church Unitarian Universalist, NH Faith-based Organization USA Full
Practice Greenhealth Healthcare Institution USA Full
Pratt Institute Educational Institution USA
Prentice Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Faith-based Organization New Zealand Full
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, NY Faith-based Organization USA Full
Prescott College Educational Institution USA Partial
Presentation Sisters, Queensland Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Presentation Sisters, Wagga Wagga Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea Faith-based Organization Australia and Papua New Guinea
Presse-Versorgung Pension Fund Germany Partial
Protestant Church Hessen-Nassau Faith-based Organization Germany Full
Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) Faith-based Organization South Africa
Provincial of The Passionists – Holy Spirit Province Australia, NZ, PNG Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Publica Pension Fund Switzerland Coal Only
Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community (Pymwymic) Philanthropic Foundation Netherlands Full
Quakers Religious Society of Friends Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Quakers in Britain Faith-based Organization UK Full
Queen Margaret University Educational Institution UK Full
Queen Mary University London Educational Institution UK Full
Queensland University of Technology Educational Institution Australia Full
Quixote Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
ROS Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
RS Group For Profit Corporation Hong Kong Full
Randwick City Council Government Australia Full
Reading Borough Council Government UK Full
Regional Council Ile de France Government France Full
Regional Council Rhône Alpes Government France Full
Regional council Burgundy Government France Full
Regional council of Champagne-Ardennes Government France Full
Regional council of Poitou-Charente Government France Full
Religious Society of Friends in Australia Faith-based Organization Australia Partial
Rennes Government France Full
Rhode Island School of Design Educational Institution USA Full
Rianta Capital Philanthropic Foundation Switzerland
Richmond Valley Council Government Australia Full
Riverside Church Faith-based Organization USA Full
Robert Treat Paine Association Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Rockefeller Family Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA
Roddick Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Roskilde Municipality Government Denmark Full
Ross Knowles Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia
Ross Knowles Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Healthcare Institution Australia Full
Rubblestone Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Rusbourne Private Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Russell Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
SOAS, University of London Educational Institution UK Full
SSM Health Faith-based Organization USA Coal Only
SUJAY Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
SWF Immersion Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sainsbury Ashden Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Saint Paul Area Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Faith-based Organization USA Full
Salem State University Educational Institution USA
Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco or  Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Faith-based Organization Italy
Samuel Rubin Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
San Francisco State University Foundation Educational Institution USA Coal and Tar Sands Only
Santa Clara Valley Water District Government USA Full
Santa Fe Art Institute NGO USA Full
Scarboro Missions, ON Faith-based Organization Canada Full
Schmidt Family Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Schott Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Scott Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
ScouseMouse Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) Pension Fund Sweden Partial
Serve All Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Shalom Center Faith-based Organization USA Full
Shared Earth Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sheffield City Council Government UK Partial
Sheffield Hallam University Educational Institution UK Fossil Free
Shire of Goomalling, Western Australia Government Australia Full
Shugar Magic Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sierra Club NGO USA Full
Sierra Club Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Singing Field Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sisters of Loretto Faith-based Organization USA Full
Society for Community Work, First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, CA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Healthcare Institution USA Fossil Free
Society of Friends, Canberra Regional Meeting Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Sojourners Faith-based Organization USA Full
Solidago Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sollentuna Government Government Sweden Full
South Yorkshire Pension Fund Pension Fund UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Stanford University Educational Institution USA Coal Only
Staples Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
State College, PA Government USA Full
Sterling College Educational Institution USA Full
Stevns City Council Government Denmark Fossil Free
Steyler Ethik Bank For Profit Corporation Germany Coal Only
Stiftung Abendrot Pension Fund Switzerland Full
Stockholm University Educational Institution Sweden Full
Storebrand For Profit Corporation Norway Partial
Strasbourg Government France Full
Stroud District Council Government UK Partial
Student Christian Movement Faith-based Organization UK Full
Students’ Society of McGill University Educational Institution Canada Full
SunCommon For Profit Corporation USA Full
Super Three Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Swarthmore Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Educational Institution Sweden Full
Swift Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Swinburne University Educational Institution Australia
Switzer Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Sydney Buddhist Centre Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Faith-based Organization Australia Partial
Synod of the Northeast Presbyterian Church Faith-based Organization USA
Syracuse University Educational Institution USA Full
Taikura Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Teachers Retirement System of the City of New York Pension Fund USA Coal Only
Tedworth Charitable Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Tellus Mater Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
The Foundation of the University of Maine Presque Isle Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
The Fund for Santa Barbara Philanthropic Foundation USA Fossil Free
The Grantham Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
The Indigo Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK
The Jesuits in English Canada Faith-based Organization Canada
The New School Educational Institution USA Full
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund Pension Fund New Zealand Fossil Free
The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union Educational Institution New Zealand Full
The Roddick Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
The Tin Dog Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, VA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Threshold Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Toronto Atmospheric Fund Philanthropic Foundation Canada
Town (City) of Fredericia Government Denmark Full
Town of Allonnes Government France Full
Town of Ambérieu en Bugey Government France Full
Town of Bassendean Government Australia Full
Town of Cherbourg Government France Full
Town of Colombes Government France Full
Town of East Fremantle Government Australia Full
Town of Pierrefitte sur Seine Government France Full
Town of Saint Denis Government France Full
Town of Saint Herblain Government France Full
Town of Saint Maur des Fosse Government France Full
Trenton Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Trinitarian Congregational United Church of Christ, Warwick, Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Full
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Educational Institution Ireland Full
Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, Toronto Faith-based Organization Canada Fossil Free
Trocaire Philanthropic Foundation Ireland
Trust Africa Philanthropic Foundation Senegal Full
Tubmanburg City Coorperation Government Liberia Full
Tweeps Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change Healthcare Institution UK
UNIFOR Educational Institution Norway Full
UNISON Cambridge Hospitals Healthcare Institution UK
UU Church of Boulder, CO Faith-based Organization USA Full
UU Congregation of Binghamton, NY Faith-based Organization USA Full
Umeå University Educational Institution Sweden Full
Unfolding Futures Pty Ltd Superannuation Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
UniSuper Pension Fund Australia Partial
Union Theological Seminary, New York City Faith-based Organization USA Full
Union of Concerned Scientists NGO USA Full
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, NM Faith-based Organization USA Fossil Free
Unitarian Church of South Australia Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Association Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, CA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Church, First Parish, Sherborn, Massachusetts Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Maine Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, RI Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, OR Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, MA Faith-based Organization USA Full
Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, Maine Faith-based Organization USA Full
United Church of Canada Faith-based Organization Canada Full
United Church of Christ Faith-based Organization USA
United Church of Christ, Minnesota Conference Faith-based Organization USA Full
United Reformed Church of Scotland Faith-based Organization UK Full
Uniting Church of Australia Assembly Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Uniting Church, New South Wales & ACT, Australia Faith-based Organization Australia Full
Unity College Educational Institution USA Full
Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, IL Faith-based Organization USA Full
Univeristy of Oregon Foundation Educational Institution USA Full
University of Abertay Dundee Educational Institution UK Full
University of Arts Bournemouth Educational Institution UK Full
University of Bedfordshire Educational Institution UK Full
University of Bristol Educational Institution UK Partial
University of California Educational Institution USA Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Cambridge Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Copenhagen Educational Institution Denmark Full
University of Dayton Educational Institution USA Full
University of Edinburgh Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Glasgow Educational Institution UK Full
University of Gloucestershire Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Greenwich Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Hawaii Educational Institution USA Full
University of Hertfordshire Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Kent Educational Institution UK Full
University of Lincoln Educational Institution UK Full
University of Liège Educational Institution Belgium Partial
University of Maine System Educational Institution USA Coal Only
University of Maryland Educational Institution USA Full
University of Massachusetts Foundation Educational Institution USA Full
University of Otago Educational Institution New Zealand Fossil Free
University of Otago Foundation Trust Educational Institution New Zealand Full
University of Portsmouth Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Sheffield Educational Institution UK Full
University of Southampton Educational Institution UK Full
University of St. Andrews Educational Institution UK Full
University of Surrey Educational Institution UK Full
University of Sussex Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Sydney Educational Institution Australia Partial
University of Wales Trinity Saint David Educational Institution UK Full
University of Warwick Educational Institution UK Full
University of Washington Educational Institution USA Coal Only
University of Westminster Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
University of Worcester Educational Institution UK Full
University of the Arts London Educational Institution UK Full
University of the West of Scotland Educational Institution UK Fossil Free
Urban community of Cherbourg Government France Full
Urban community of Hénin-Carvin Government France Full
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Velux Foundations Philanthropic Foundation Denmark Partial
Victoria University of Wellington Educational Institution New Zealand Full
Village of Cooperstown Pension Fund Pension Fund USA
Vincent Wildlife Trust NGO UK Full
WWF-UK NGO UK Full
Wahcumba Super Fund Pension Fund Australia Full
Wallace Global Fund Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Waltham Forest Pension Fund Government UK Full
Warren Wilson College Educational Institution USA Full
Water Dragon Foundation Philanthropic Foundation Australia Full
Waterloo Foundation Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
Wattle Blossum Super Fund Pension Fund Australia
Wermuth Family Office Philanthropic Foundation Germany Full
Werzalit Gruppe Philanthropic Foundation Australia
Western Australian Local Government Association NGO Australia Full
Western Oregon University Educational Institution USA Partial
Westtown Monthly Meeting Faith-based Organization USA Full
Whitley Fund for Nature Philanthropic Foundation UK
Wilburforce Foundation Philanthropic Foundation USA
Wilderness Society, The NGO USA Full
Willows Investments Philanthropic Foundation UK
Winslow Foundation, The Philanthropic Foundation USA Full
Wolfson College Educational Institution UK Coal and Tar Sands Only
Wombat Super Pension Fund Australia Full
Woodward Charitable Trust Philanthropic Foundation UK Full
World Council of Churches Faith-based Organization Switzerland Full
World Medical Association Healthcare Institution France Full
Yale University Educational Institution USA Partial
Östergötland Region Government Sweden Full

Sources: Fossil Free and CleanTechnica Archives





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Carolyn Fortuna, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and educator with a lifelong dedication to ecojustice. She's won awards from the Anti-Defamation League, The International Literacy Association, and The Leavy Foundation. She’s molds scholarship into digital media literacy and learning to spread the word about sustainability issues. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Google+



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