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University of Waterloo Board considers call for Divestment after Environment Students’ Divestment Vote

University of Waterloo Board considers call for Divestment after Environment Students’ Divestment Vote By Yonatan Strauch @ydstrauch Why divest from fossil fuels? For most students at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment that question answered itself. When a group of us with Fossil Free UW campaigned to divest the student-funded endowment […]

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Former Bank of Canada Governor warns of carbon economy’s financial risks

Former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, whose foresight and guidance are widely recognized for navigating the Canadian economy safely through the 2008 global financial crises, made a momentous speech at a recent gathering of leading insurers organized by Lloyd’s of London. Carney, now the Governor of the Bank of England and […]

Regenerative Capitalism

Our economic system is broken; it’s unsustainable. John Fullerton, the founder and president of Capital Institute recently explained to a packed auditorium at the Centre for International Governance Innovation that the core assumption of how we generate our prosperity no longer works. Capital Institute is “a collaborative [that is] working […]

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Fossil Free Funds outperform!

Analysis of returns over the past 5 years shows that “investors who have dumped holdings in fossil fuel companies have outperformed those that remain invested in coal, oil and gas”. This recent article in the Guardian newspaper highlights analysis by MSCI, the world’s leading stock market index company, which found that “investors who […]

March 5, 2015 Event: Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing

  Hear about the carbon risk facing traditional investment funds; learn how to develop your own fossil free portfolio; and, explore opportunities to invest in local renewable energy projects. Whether you have $1,000 or $1 million, you can profitably invest your money without relying on stocks in fossil fuels. Join […]

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Sustainable Economist’s Fossil Free Portfolio doesn’t sacrifice returns

Timothy Nash, who calls himself the Sustainable Economist, demonstrates that owning a fossil free portfolio doesn’t mean sacrificing returns on your investment. In this recent blog, he shows how a diversified portfolio, free from fossil fuels, competes with traditional investments and can actually outperform them. In a related blog, Nash discusses reinvestment options outlined in a new community […]