APB, the Dutch pension fund for government and education employees, announced it would divest 300,000 euros from the firm owned by one of South Korea's largest conglomerates over forest destruction for palm oil in Indonesian Papua.
Policy headlines in 2017 were dominated by Trump's intervention to slow climate action, but other more encouraging news included the growing divestment and responsible finance movements, and recognition of women's capacity to drive change.
and Chelsie Hunt –
As the drive to divest from fossil fuel assets heats up, questions around divestment's impact on pension funds remain. Experts from the University of Waterloo address these concerns.
Blair Palese –
Governments all across the world are starting to shift away from coal-powered energy out of environmental and economic concerns. So why isn't Australia? 350.org Australia's Blair Palese explores.
Desmond Tutu –
The Nobel Peace Prize celebrates individuals who further human rights and peace, but the Nobel Foundation remains invested in fossil fuel companies, a major driver of climate change. This has to change, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
More institutions are putting their money where their mouth is, and pulling funds from fossil fuels. But it's the smaller players rather than the goliaths of industry that are really stealing the show.