Divesting from Fossil Fuels

There are many resources on divesting and, or engaging with companies from fossil fuels – see below some resources that may be useful.

Faith-based – mainly around divest- invest (and a few other interesting links)

  • The Muslim World has to Take Climate Action (Nov 2016)
  • Environmental Justice – The ‘value gap’ in America hurts nonwhites and the poor (Oct 2016)
  • Powerful Letter by Divestment Student Activists to Notre Dame University (Oct 2016)
  • Catholic Institutions around the World Announce they are Divesting from Fossil Fuel Extraction (Oct 2016)
  • Churches and Finance Experts Find Common Ground on Divestment (Oct 2016)
  • Muslim Call for Divestment (Sept 2016)
  • The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and GreenFaith’s Divest-Reinvest Tool Kit (2016)
  • A List of Faith groups that have Divested
  • Four Catholic organisations say no to fossil fuels, marking anniversary of Pope’s encyclical (June 2016)
  • Press Release of Interfaith Statement on Climate Change to World Leaders (April 2016) – signed by 270 faith leaders
  • A Buddhist approach to simple and practical steps to combat climate change – Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Theologians’ Statement on Fossil Fuel Divestment (2014) – signed by Desmond Tutu and 80 prominent Theologians and religious leaders
  • The Religious Imperative for Divestment and Reinvestment in Clean Energy – discussion paper
  • Write to your Religious Pension Fund

More links on Divest 

  • As You Sow
  • Carbon Clean 200
  • Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Divest – Invest Individual, family and institutional investors divesting from fossil fuels and investing in clean energy for all
  • Fossil Free and Commitments
  • How to switch banks
  • Key Terms Glossary – like Carbon Bubble, Stranded Assets etc.
  • Markets Forces
  • Reclaim Power
  • S&P Global 1200 Fossil Fuel Free Carbon Efficient Index Series
  • – A Guide to Personal Divestment
  • The Carbon Underground 200 (2016) (Fossil Free Indexes)
  • Some useful reading (best ways to create funding through a decent earning on your own)
    • Bitcoin Trader
    • Cryptocurrency Trading
    • Crypto Wallet
    • Crypto CFD Trader (CFD stands for Contract for Differences and is an agreement between the traders or brokers)
    • Stock Market
    • Equity Funds
    • Initial Public Offering
    • Financial Rounds
    • Short-term debts
    • Long-term financing
    • Finance management

Some useful reading – this list is not exhaustive

  • 1.5 Degrees: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Agreement (Oct 2016)
  • Marrakech: Galvanizing Ambition, Climate Action Network (Sept 2016)
  • WWF’s blog on the $100 billion roadmap (Sept 2016)
  • Amalgamated Bank First US Bank to Divest from Fossil Fuels (Sept 2016)
  • The End of the Load For Coal and Gas (Sept 2016)
  • Fiduciary Responsibility and Climate Change (Aug 2016)
  • Energy Finance Japan (Aug 2016)
  • Why Renewables Will Disrupt the Energy Industry
  • As Coal’s Future Grows Murkier (March 2016)
  • More than 20,000 Individual & 401(k) Investors Call for Fossil Free Retirement Options (April 2016)
  • Institutions worth $2.6 trillion have now pulled investments out of fossil fuels (Sept 2015)
  • Five Ways Your Investments Can Help Solve Climate Change (May 2015)
  • UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign (March 2015)
  • The Clean Trillion – CERES REPORT (2014)
  • Measuring the Impact of the Divestment Movement (Sept 2015)
  • Unburnable Carbon Stranded Assets (2013)
  • Do the Math (2012)

Investing in climate solutions


  • One For All  (Sept 2016)
  • International Inter-Faith Solar Alliance-2000 Faith Leaders to Join Interfaith Solar Initiative (Aug 2016)
  • Ahead of World Youth Day, Catholic students call for clean energy jobs (July 2016)
  • Climate Enterprises – d.light (June 2016
  • Vatican Impact Investing Conference (June 2016)
  • In 2015, there were high-level Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu climate change statements, all calling for a 100% RE future. These statements represent an important starting point for further divest-invest action from Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim groups.
  • Address of Pope Francis in the ‘Impact Investing For the Poor Conference’ promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (June 2014)
  • Briefing note for Vatican Impact Investing Conference by Catholic Relief Services and Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (Summer 2014)

Some Videos

  • Mapping the Gap: The Road From Paris (Feb 2016)
  • What is Fossil Fuel Divestment and Why Does it Matter? (2015)
  • Laudato Si’- Pope Francis on Care for Our Common Home (2015)
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Divestment
  • Climate Change Film Makes the Case For Divestment – Learn more at
  • Choosing an Ethical Bank Account
  • Do the Math Movie (2013)
  • Why Divest From Fossil Fuels?
  • Bill McKibben – co-founder of Making the Case for the Divest Movement (2013)