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University divestment campaigns have a strong track record.
The divestment campaign has raised the question of how institutions ought to think about the intersection of their mission and portfolios," says John Goldstein, a managing director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management who has worked with various institutions looking to align their missions and portfolios.
The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University looked at the potential "stigmatization" effect the divestment campaign could have on the images and reputations of corporations.
These environmental concerns are leading to an increasingly vocal divestment campaign, with many activists pressing for investors to dump fossil fuel stocks, and over 180 investor groups have done so.
In its report on the fossil fuel divestment campaign, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) lists 11 campaigns: campaigns from the 1970s to the present focused on alcohol, arms, gambling, and pornography, whereas campaigns from the 1980s focused on biotechnology, nuclear power, and tobacco.
Boycotts have worked to spur sweeping social change before, and today's fossil fuel divestment organizers hope to be as successful as the divestment campaign that played a key role in overturning apartheid in South Africa.
More than 800 investors including major foundations have pledged to divest assets in the fossil fuel industry over the next five years, and Libby Brooks of the Guardian reports, "A study by Oxford University last autumn found that [the Fossil Free movement] had grown faster than any previous divestment campaign, including those relating to apartheid, armaments and tobacco.
org launched a massive fossil fuel divestment campaign in 2012 that has been taken up by students on hundreds of college and university campuses across North America, as well as by some faith-based communities.
Long before the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment campaign inched slowly from the fringes of global solidarity with Palestinians to take center stage, Tony Benn had been advocating a boycott of Israel with unrestricted conviction, for years.
AP) -- A community college district in Northern California has promised to sell its stock in fossil fuel companies, joining a small but growing divestment campaign organized by students around the country.
Even so, Mackenzie said the divestment campaign has had little to no effect to date, and the sell-off in coal stocks has been driven by fundamentals.
A campaign for which youth and student climate and environmental groups had been laying the groundwork since 2010, when Swathmore College saw the first divestment campaign pop up, transformed into a North America-wide movement seemingly overnight.
These include the following: dismantling the Israeli "apartheid regime" and its "apartheid wall," returning Palestinian refugees from both 1948 and 1967, (estimated to be in the millions), furthering a military embargo and boycott divestment campaign, supporting Gaza, advocating the release of Palestinian prisoners, assistance in the Intifada (electronic or real), alerting the Western media to "Israel's crimes," countering Israel's "distortions of history," and trying Israel for war crimes in the International Court of Justice.
The divestment campaign flows from an excellent article McKibben wrote which makes the stark point that we cannot burn all the fossil fuel currently in the ground without crossing the line into truly dangerous, potentially self-fueling climate change.