#divestment News

Exxon Campus Concerts at NUS
A student coalition says Singapore's universities should divest from fossil fuels, and the likes of Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP should not be permitted to promote their brands on university campuses as they threaten academic freedom to criticise the environmental impact of oil and gas companies.
Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors
The greater the mix of gender, race and age on a company's board, the more likely the firm is to take climate bolder action, a study of the world's greenhouse gas emitters has found.
South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation (SLTEC) coal facility in Calaca, Batangas
Science-based targets will be established in 12 months but the retirement of a coal plant and use of solar energy for its commercial spaces are some significant moves towards its climate ambition, said the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate.
Power sector emissions 2021
A new report assessing the global pipeline of new coal projects finds that there has been a 76 per cent reduction in proposed coal power since 2015, bringing the end of new coal construction into sight. The pressure is now on Asia to end coal for good.
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#divestment Opinion

Harvard divest
Despite the increasing urgency of the climate crisis, many of the world’s most powerful financial actors have continued to invest in the fossil-fuel industry. But a new trend in the law is forcing institutional investors to decarbonise their portfolios – or be held legally accountable.
Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
With the urgency of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, governments and multilateral lenders must end public financing for fossil fuels and increase their support for renewables as soon as possible. This year's United Nations climate-change conference offers the perfect opportunity to lock in such commitments.
coal mine in indonesia
Singapore is a key facilitator of coal projects regionally, particularly in Indonesia. As impacts of climate change worsen, Singapore must go beyond encouraging green finance, to regulating funding for environmentally destructive projects.
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Policy & Finance

Show your stripes

'Show Your Stripes' is a campaign that aims to raise awareness on global warming. Arabesque assessed the 14 major global stock indices to see if they are on track to achieve the 2050 carbon reduction goals set out in the Paris Agreement.
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#divestment Videos

System change not climate change
Pension funds are some of the world's largest investors—holding trillions in assets—billions of which are pumped into fossil fuel companies like Shell, BP, and Total.
fossil fuel warning on greenwash ads
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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#divestment Podcasts

Blackrock podcast
Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
People using ATM machines in Singapore. Image: Robin Hicks/Eco-Business
Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
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