divestment

UBC finance committee says no to selling off fossil fuel holdings

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia's finance committee has voted against selling off the school's fossil fuel holdings, saying it would go against their fiduciary duty. The finance...

Opinion: Clark selling out future generations to placate Malaysian oil and gas giant

Christy Clark’s about to drive another nail into the coffin of B.C.’s economic and environmental future. It’s such an unusual move for the B.C. legislature that so far it isn’t even listed on the...
Canadian pension trustees and climate risk

Canadian pension trustees and climate risk: if they only had a strategy?

In this list of global investment gorillas, the pension fund industry should be the most active in addressing climate change risks and opportunities.
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UBC profs vote 62 per cent in favour of fossil fuel divestment

“Students have spoken. Faculty have spoken. It's time for UBC to act,” said forestry professor George Hoberg.

UBC economics prof: I am voting yes to divest fossil fuels

This Sunday will be the last day of a two-week UBC professor vote, that if passed, would urge the university leadership to divest the university's fossil fuel stocks from its $1.1-billion endowment...
Power Shift participants hold up water drops as part of a youth eco-conference.

Power Shift BC puts youth in the driver's seat

How does a dynamic, youth-driven movement achieve successes that have eluded Big Green for decades?

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.

Divestment may protect from 40-60% overvaluation of fossil fuel stock

Kitsilano Pool underwater: a growing number of cities want to divest from their own destruction

Arctic madness

Are we so blinded by our fossil fuel addiction that no-one can see that getting excited about a melting Arctic because you can mine it is suicidal?

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.