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How green is "greenest city's" pension plan? City of Vancouver staff recommends council action on city investments
City pension fund invested in companies including Enbridge, KinderMorgan, Transcanada, China Coal Energy and Arch Coal, as well as tobacco and armament corporations.
Oct 2nd, 2013
International Energy Agency warns pension funds about “unburnable carbon”
The IEA asked pension funds to look at the risk from overvalued fossil fuel stocks.
Jun 13th, 2013
University divestment from fossil fuels taking off: municipalities are next
At least two hundred and thirty US universities have student organizations devoted to convincing their administrations to divest from fossil fuels.
Feb 10th, 2013
Pensions heading off climate cliff
Institutional investors representing trillions of dollars in assets are worried about the impact of climate change on their portfolios.
Feb 1st, 2013
Potential consequences of civil disobedience on Cortes Island
The tents are down on Cortes Island - for now.
Dec 4th, 2012
Cortes Island citizens prepare for logging protests
Island Timberlands states it will start logging Cortes Island this week. Many residents, however, aren't planning to let it happen quietly.
Nov 26th, 2012
BC pension fund invests in companies contributing to climate change
With time, even the Canadian government will see a price on carbon as more benign than paying the cost of climate change catastrophes.
Oct 30th, 2012
BC pension fund has deep stake in the timber companies liquidating Vancouver Island forests
Why is bcIMC investing in industrial logging that harms the communities that its pensioners live in?
Oct 24th, 2012