Archive for the ‘Ethical Investing’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Presbyterians Join the Anti-Israel Choir; Divesting from companies like Motorola Solutions to show solidarity with the Palestinians.” By Jonathan Marks. Opinion. Wall Street Journal. June 22, 2014.
Related story:
Presbyterians Remove Guide After Criticism.” New York Times. June 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014


Methodist Church Group Links Divestment Move to Israel and a Firm’s Prison Role.” By Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. June 16, 2014.

Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel.” Washington Post/Associated Press. June 21, 2014.
Related stories:
Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel.’ By Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. June 21, 2014.
Presbyterian Church (USA) Makes Controversial Divestment Move Against Israel.” By Jaweed Kaleem. Huffington Post. June 21, 2014.
Presbyterian Church dumps companies it says help Israel suppress Palestinians.” CNN. June 21, 2014.
Divestment vote by Presbyterian Church strains long ties with Jewish community.” Washington Post. June 21, 2014.
Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies
Presbyterians Israel; The Presbyterian General Assembly holds a session in this 2012 file photo. The body voted Friday to divest holdings from three major companies to protest Israel’s policies
.” Huffington Post. June 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Campaigning for Environment, Seminary to Divest Some Holdings.” Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. June 11, 2014.

Methodists to Sell Shares as a Protest Over Israel.” By Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. June 13, 2014.

Presbyterians’ Divestment Proposal Stirs BDS Battle.” By Mitchell Plitnick. Interpress Service ( June 13, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Investor IQ: Test Your Smarts on Ethical Investing; How Much Do You Know About Mutual Funds That Take a ‘Socially Responsible’ Approach?” By Erin McCarthy. Wall Street Journal. June 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility’; Gov. Jerry Brown is open to ‘targeted disinvestment’ at UC, focusing on the coal industry.” By Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times. May 16, 2014.

A Clash of Ideals and Investments at Swarthmore: Students at Swarthmore have pressed the school to divest itself of investments in coal mining.” By James B. Stewart. New York Times. May 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Stanford to Purge $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock.” By Michael Wines. New York Times. May 7, 2014.
Related story:
Stanford U. votes to stop coal investments.” San Francisco Chronicle. May 7, 2014.
Stanford University to sell off coal investments in environmental move; Stanford vows not to directly invest in companies for which coal extraction is the primary business; Stanford president: ‘Moving away from coal in the investment context is a small, but constructive, step’.” By Stephen Ceasar. Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2014.
Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 07, 2014.
After Stanford Divests From Coal, Activists’ Hopes Turn To Harvard.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 8, 2014.
Faust Says She Will Work with Faculty, Not Divest Group, To Discuss Divestment.” Harvard Crimson. May 9, 2014.
Why Divestment Fails.” By Ivo Welch. Opinion. New York Times. May 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


Divest Harvard Members Block Mass. Hall Entrance, Demand Open Meeting with Corporation.” By Amna H. Hashmi and Kristina D. Lorch. Harvard Crimson. May 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 21-27, 2014)

Monday, April 28th, 2014


Possible conflicts of interest in divestment decision.” By Adrian Rodrigues and Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. April 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 14-20, 2014)

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Harvard, Pitzer take investor action on fossil fuels.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. April 17, 2014.

Urban Gardner: Filling the Hungry Souls; Ralph Gardner Jr. Lunches at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.” By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. April 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 7-13, 2014)

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Divestment protests gain momentum.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. April 7, 2014.
Related story:
Yale Corporation delays divestment decision.Yale Daily News. April 8, 2014.

“Fossil Free Yale’s mistake.” By Alexandra Barlowe. Yale Daily News. April 7, 2014.

Harvard’s Timber Empire: Can Harvard responsibly manage its vast timberland holdings?” By Sandra Y.L. Korn. Harvard Crimson. April 7, 2014.

University Will Adopt UN-Backed Investment Principles, Launch New Climate Change Initiatives.” By Christine Y. Cahill and Amna H. Hashmi. Harvard Crimson. April 8, 2014.
Related story:
Harvard takes steps to promote environment.” Boston Globe. April 8, 2014.

Money from Mars to fund research outpost repairs.” By Bill Trotter. Bangor Daily News. April 8, 2014.

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. April 9, 2014.

Entertainment Attorney Donates $5 Million to Harvard Law School.” By Tyler S. Olkowski, Harvard Crimson. April 9, 2014.