Thursday, April 23, 2015

Why Not Me?

As I read in the Crimson "Divest Harvard Plans Weeklong Blockade of Massachusetts Hall," I had to ask myself: why I am not participating? Why not me?So my wife and I drove down to Cambridge (Massachusetts) from Maine to – well, to see what would happen and to see… April 23, 2015 | accountability , Divest , shareholder activism , responsible ownership
Monday, April 14, 2014

Stranded Assets & Divestment

This is an important and interesting addition to the responsible investing - divestment discussion. The Smith School issued a report on stranded assets, that is investments that "have suffered from unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluations or conversion to liabilities." This can occur for a number of reasons, but I… April 14, 2014 | Divest , fossil fuels , responsible ownership , endowment
Monday, February 3, 2014

Shareholder Impact - passive, active or divesting

I've gone on record saying that I don't think divestment is the way to address our reliance on fossil fuels. Someone will buy up those divested stocks and they may not be as conscientious as the people who sold them. I just don't see how this brings about change.  Still,… February 3, 2014 | shareholder activism , fossil fuels , Divest , institutional investors
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