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With first official ordinance, Mayor Wu divests Boston from fossil fuels

By Sabrina Shankman Photo: David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston signed a measure to divest city funds from the fossil fuel industry on Monday, adding Boston to the small number of major US cities that have taken the step to…
11/22/21
                                                               

Study: Financial Markets Ignore Environmental Damage

By Lilah Burke
Can the financial industry help rein in environmentally destructive corporations? That’s what the industry’s statements might have you believe.
07/12/21
                                                               

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund steps up its climate action with new ambitious targets

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) set new ambitious climate targets to reduce its investment-induced greenhouse gas emissions by 29% in 2021 and 40% by 2025. The UNJSPF will also monitor sector targets…
06/17/21
                                                               

2019 Divestment Year In Review

By Carolyn Fortuna
Interestingly, it’s not just individuals who are making financial sacrifices to disempower the fossil fuel industry — the surge in financial management funds away from fossil fuels is at the heart of our 2019 Divestment…
01/02/20
                                                               

NY state comptroller DiNapoli facing heat over climate change

By Kenneth Lovett
In the fight against climate change, environmental groups plan an aggressive campaign in 2019 to pressure state Controller Thomas DiNapoli into shedding billions of dollars in state pension fund investments in the fossil fuel industry.
12/17/18
                                                               

As Beef Gets Booted Out of College Campuses, Meat Companies Take Note

By Leon Kaye
Across the pond in the United Kingdom, Goldsmiths, which is part of the University of London system, made news with its announcement that beef products will no longer be sold beginning this academic year.
08/16/19