“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
– Desmond Tutu

 

 

Why Divest?

The main culprit of climate change is fossil fuels. Divesting from the fossil fuel industry takes away​ its social license to operate.  And reinvesting those funds in renewable energy furthers progress toward a safer climate and a sustainable future.

Become part of the solution: join the growing number of individuals across 76 countries who have pulled their money out of oil, gas, and coal companies.

Start with the resources below and consult a qualified financial advisor.

 

Resources

“At last, divestment is hitting the fossil fuel industry where it hurts”
– 12/16/2018 Op-Ed Article by 350.org founder Bill McKibben re: trillions of dollars of investments are being taken out of carbon-intensive companies (The Guardian)

“Investment Funds Worth Trillions Are Dropping Fossil Fuel Stocks”
– Article re: ongoing increase in fossil fuel divestment by fund managers and investors (New York Times)

How to Divest/Invest
– In-depth divestment guides for organizations and individuals (DivestInvest)

Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
– Financial advisor look-up, mutual fund / ETF performance charts, and more (USSIF)

Fossil Free Funds
– Search for mutual funds from your investment portfolio to see if they are fossil free (FossilFreeFunds.org)

 

350 Chicago – Personal Divestment Presentation Series

Slideshow from July 14, 2018 – ‘Intro to Personal Divestment’

Slideshow from August 4, 2018 – ‘Better Personal Banking and Credit Cards’

Slideshow from October 10, 2018 – ‘Going Fossil Fuel Free with Your Invesments’

Other Educational Presentations

Slideshow from November 10, 2018 – ‘Solar Journeys’

Slideshow from March 2, 2019 – ‘Saving Energy:  A Consumer’s Guide’ (by Citizens Utility Board)

 

(350 Chicago is not affiliated with the investment industry and cannot provide direct financial advice.  Always research your investment options carefully and work with a qualified financial advisor.)