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The Divestment/Reinvestment Proposal

Different universities and organizations phrase the proposal in their own way, but here is how the proposal is presented to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation and the UW Oshkosh community.

1. That the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh align its investments with its stated values about sustainability, the Earth Charter, and the Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

2. That the university immediately cease any new investment in the top 200 listed companies by estimated carbon reserves.

3. That within five years the university divest from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds.

4. That the university reinvest in companies that reflect the university’s stated values.


Divest from what?
From the top 200 companies based on carbon reserves. This updated list was created by Fossil Fuel Indexes in 2014 and adopted by For an alternative approach, see Responding to the Call for Fossil-Fuel Free Portfolios. MSCI ESG Research. June 2013.

For additional information on fossil fuel companies, see the Carbon Tracker.

by Barnhill, David L last modified Jun 17, 2014 01:11 PM
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