Archive for the ‘Ethical Investing’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 21-28, 2014)

Monday, September 29th, 2014


Big Oil’s heirs join call for action as climate summit opens.” Washington Post. September 22, 2014.
Related stories:
Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels.” New York Times. September 22, 2014.
Climate change fears spur divestment on fossil fuel; Demonstrators march in New York to support measures combating climate change ahead of a special United Nations summit.” Los Angeles Times. September 22, 2014/
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. September 22, 2014.
Rockefellers go green: Rockefeller foundation divests funds in fossil fuel industries; American oil dynasty to pull all investment in fossil fuel industries on eve of global climate change summit, placing it as an unlikely champion of the push towards alternative energy sources.” Independent (UK). September 23, 2014.
Rockefeller family divesting $50 billion from fossil fuel investments.” Daily Kos. September 23, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 8-14, 2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014


Yale Fund Takes Aim at Climate Change.” By Geraldine Fabrikant. New York Times. September 8, 2012.

UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain.” By Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times. September 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 1-7, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014


Divesting our trust; A Stern Perspective.” By Scott Stern. Yale Daily News.
September 3, 2014.
Related story:
Fossil free capital.” By Scott Greenberg. Yale Daily News. September 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014


Corporation votes against divestment; Fossil Free Yale hosted a vigil outside Woodbridge Hall following the Yale Corporation’s decision not to divest from fossil fuels. Photo by Fossil Free Yale.” By Adrian Rodrigues and Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. August 28, 2014.

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.