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About Divest-Invest

We are foundations and individuals divesting from fossil fuels and switching to clean energy investments, joining college, health, pension funds and religious endowments doing the same. Ethically, our investments shouldn’t contribute to dangerous climate change. Financially, fossil fuel stocks are over valued as most of their reserves cannot be burned. We can get good, safe returns while helping to build a new energy system.

Watch leaders of Divest-Invest Ellen Dorsey of Wallace Global Fund and Tom Van Dyck of Royal Bank of Canada discuss the movement with Bill Moyers.

Two Initiatives

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We unite the power, credibility, and resources of the philanthropic community to respond to the global climate crisis and support innovative and sustainable energy alternatives.

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We are compelled by ethical and financial reasons to act individually and collectively to expose the risks of climate change and fossil fuel investment and accelerate the transition to a new energy economy.

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Why Divest?

There are two sets of reasons to divest: ethical and financial. Ethically, our investments should not contribute to fueling climate change and an unsustainable, extractive economy. Financially, divestment is a wise, low risk financial decision. Oil, gas, and coal companies hold five times more reserves than can be safely burned without creating drastic climatic shifts. As nations take action on climate, these reserves will remain unexploited, making fossil fuel assets “stranded” and worthless to investors. Read More

Philanthropy Testimonial

“By joining the Divest-Invest Initiative and focusing on investing in the new energy economy globally, TSFF takes a catalytic step forward in addressing today’s complex climate issues.”
Joe Sciortino | Schmidt Family Foundation

Individual Testimonial

“The alignment of our ethical and financial actions is critical, and the collective action of many individuals will make a difference. I wholeheartedly endorse divestment from fossil fuels. Kudos to everyone who pledges to personally support the Divest-Invest campaign.”
Carol DiBenedetto | San Francisco, CA

Why Invest?

Today we have the opportunity to invest in the people, places, and companies that will provide the infrastructure, products, and services needed in a sustainable, clean energy economy. We can do this while still getting good returns on our portfolios. There is a range of fossil free investment options across asset classes, from fixed income to hedge funds, solar projects to revolving loan funds. The landscape of sustainable and innovative solutions is growing everyday, and as investors we can be a part of creating the future we want to see.

Philanthropy Testimonial

“The transformation to clean energy requires a re-direction of capital, which the philanthropic sector can help lead.”
Ruth Henning | John Merck Fund

Individual Testimonial

“An investment is an intention for the future–and any future that is liveable will not rely on the burning of fossil fuels. I’m doing this for my children, and for the generations after that.”
Carolyn McCoy | Philadelphia, PA

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