Get ahead of the game in protecting your investments from carbon risk, stranded assets, and misappropriated capital expenditure (CapEx). The periodically updated Carbon Underground 200 report identifies the top 200 coal, oil, and gas companies representing “keep it in the ground” assets.
These fossil fuel reserves retain inflated value on balance sheets, while executives continue to misuse shareholder money exploring for new and increasingly unaffordable reserves - which will, at some unknown point, have to be written off at a loss unless companies revise CapEx and business plans.
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3. Invest to fuel change
The fossil fuel industries’ business model is at the root of climate injustice, economic instability, and policy inaction. It is inconsistent with sustainable investing, now evolving from value-based to value-generating.
Companies who look at environmental and social risks as opportunities to improve business practices strengthen their social license to operate, gain a competitive advantage, and offer positive financial impact. Sustainable investing has become mainstream and many SRI/ESG firms have fossil free investment strategies or options.
4. Accelerate clean energy for all
Billions of dollars are flowing into renewable, efficiency, and energy storage technologies, and more distributed energy infrastructure. Individual investors can take pride in catalyzing the transition to a clean energy economy benefiting all.
Be thoughtful, bold and visionary. Learn more about local business and community development investment options. Our shrinking window of time is our growing opportunity to act. Invest in lasting, secure, and healthy communities.
"If the heirs to an oil fortune felt it was time to exit this market sector, what was I waiting for?" -Sandy Emerson
5. Lead by Example
Civil society commitments to a clean energy economy are impacting mainstream consciousness and behavior, financial markets, and global climate negotiations.Divest-Invest allows individuals to wear an investor hat, regardless of how much money they control in the market, and take concrete actions that counter the root causes of climate change.
Individuals investors are collectively demonstrating to the world and policymakers that we will no longer tolerate our money in fossil fuels. Together, shifting our money out creates space and momentum for real climate solutions.
Pledge today and execute over a timeframe that makes sense for you. Start with getting out of the top 200 companies, learn what you own, and consider additional screens. Take action commensurate with the urgency of the climate emergency.
Divest Invest is not an investment organization, nor should any information offered here be understood as investment advice; each individual, group, institution, or other entity making investment decisions should consult with trusted investment advisors and/or financial consultants before making any investment decisions.