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Fossil-Free Reinvestments are Financially Responsible

Here are numerous studies of how UW Oshkosh can re-invest in fossil-free, sustainable sources that are in line with the University's stated values.

“Rethink what fiduciary responsibility means in this changing world. It’s simple self interest. Every company, investor and bank that screens new and existing investments for climate risk is simply being pragmatic.”
-- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Remarks at Davos Press Conference (Transcript), Davos, January

1. Financial Analyses of Fossil-Free Investing 
2. News Account of Climate Change Investing.


Carbon Risks and Opportunities in the S&P 500. Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute for Corporate Responsibility/Trucost. 2009.

Climate Change: Best Practice Methodology. The Climate Institute.

Climate Change Scenarios - Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation. Mercer. 2011.

Do the Investment Math - Building a Carbon Free Portfolio. Aperio Group. 2013.

Extracting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio: A Guide to Personal Divestment and Reinvestment. Trillium Asset Management, 2014.

Fossil Fuel Free Investing. (pdf) Trillium Asset Management.

Fossil Fuels, Divestment & Reinvestment.. US SIF.

Global Investor Survey on Climate Change. Ceres. 2013.

Green Light Report: Resilient Portfolios in an Uncertain World. Share Action. 2013.

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2012. Blue and Green Tomorrow.

Institutional Pathways to Fossil-Free Investing. Joshua Humphreys, Ph.D., Tellus Institute.

Investing to Curb Climate Change: A Guide for the Individual Investor. `US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment).

Investing to Curb Climate Change: A Guide for the Institutional Investor. `US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment).

Investor Action Plan on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities: 2012. Investor Network on Climate Risks.

Navigating Climate Risk: Ceres’ Primer for Family Offices. Ceres. 2013.

Portfolio Carbon: Measuring, Disclosing and Managing the Carbon Intensity of Investments and Investment Portfolios. UNEP Finance Initiative Climate Change Advisory Group and Investment Commission. July 2013.

Resilient Portfolios and Fossil-Free Pensions. HIP Investor.

Resource Efficiency: How to Invest in Solutions. Impax Investment. December 2012.

Responding to the Call for Fossil-Fuel Free Portfolios. MSCI ESG Research. June 2013.

Sector Insights: What Is Driving Climate Change Action in the World's Largest Companies? CDP. 2013.

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, Oxford University. October 2013.

Through the Looking Glass: How Investors Are Applying the Results of the Climate Change Scenarios Study. Mercer. 2012.

Water and Climate Change: Understanding the Risks and Making Climate-Smart Investment Decisions. World Bank. 2009.



Capital markets and climate change: can pension funds save the world? Guardian 1 July 2013.

Pensions funds and climate change: can't act, won't act. Guardian. 1 July 2013.


Two New Green Investing Options Could Help Avoid The Carbon Bubble. Clean Technica, 7 November 2013.

Where can investors who worry about climate change put their pension? Guardian. 30 November 2013.

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