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Divestment as an Effective Tactic

There is a common misconception that divestment campaigns don't work, and this view is often used by universities to argue against divesting. However, history shows that divestment campaigns can be an important and effective tactic.

 

DETAILED SCHOLARLY ANALYSIS OF DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGNS

Stranded Assets and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign: What Does Divestment Mean for the Valuation of Fossil Fuel Assets? Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. October 8, 2013

  • "Stigmatisation poses a far-reaching threat to fossil fuel companies," said Ben Caldecott, a research fellow at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and an author of the report. "In every case we reviewed, divestment campaigns were successful in lobbying for restrictive legislation."

 

NEW ACCOUNT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIVESTMENT

Fossil Fuel Divestment Spreading Faster Than Any Previous Campaign – Even Apartheid. Clean Technica. 10 October 2013.

 

SUPPORT FOR DIVESTMENT FROM ONE WHO HAS SEEN ITS BENEFITS

Nobel-prize Winner Archbishop Desmund Tutu on Divestment from Apartheid and Fossil Fuels (youtube). 26 April 2013.

 


 

 


by Barnhill, David L last modified Nov 21, 2013 10:50 AM
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