Climate “Overview” Resources:

Rolling Stone Magazine – Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math, by Bill McKibben
An article detailing the urgency for stopping the use of fossil fuel reserves, and the significance of divestment as a response – July, 2012

Do the Math – The Movie
A 40-minute film with footage from and Bill McKibben’s national tour to encourage divestment

Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says
Reactions to the final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in the New York Times – April 13, 2014

How to Convince Conservative Christians that Climate Change is Real
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, speaks about persuading other evangelicals that our planet is in peril, and that it matters – May 2, 2014

Council of Canadians Climate Justice Fact Sheets


Climate Change & Divest/Reinvest Economics:

People’s Climate March Outshines UN Summit

Briefing Paper from Kairos Canada’s John Dillon – Nov. 2014

Divest/ Resources

Divest-Invest is a US-based platform for individuals and institutions to think critically about the value of fossil fuel divestment and what reinvestment in climate solutions looks like. They have a range of resources for individual and institutional investors. — September 2014

The Climate Has Changed

Report from Canada’s Responsible Investment Association exploring the investment potential of fossil fuel free portfolios and the challenges for Canadian investors – July 2014

Canada’s Carbon Liabilities
Report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, looking at the implications of unburnable carbon for the Canadian fossil fuel industry and in particular for financial markets and pension funds – March 26th, 2013

The Moral and Financial Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels
Briefing Paper from Kairos Canada’s John Dillon – April 2014

Extracting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio
A US-based guide to personal divestment and reinvestment from Trillium Asset Management/ Century Fund – October 2013

Hot in My Backyard
NPR’s Ira Glass on Fossil Fuel Divestment with McKibben – May 17, 2013

Financial Considerations in Divesting and Reinvesting
Leslie Samuelrich from Green Century Capital Management and Thomas Van Dyck from RBC Wealth Management discuss the financial considerations for divestment and reinvestment, and share a process that trustees and managers of religious funds can follow.  9/16/13

The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment
Former SEC Commissioner Bevis Longstreth, adapted from a talk to the San Francisco Pension Trustees.

Forbes Magazine on investors profiting from renewable energy investments
Investors are profiting from a range of renewable energy investments – March 20, 2012

Building a Carbon-Free Portfolio -A Report from the Aperio Group
An analysis of the impact on returns of fossil fuel divestment – Dec. 2012

Divestment Can be a Fiduciary Responsibility
An opinion piece from the Social Funds – Feb. 22, 2013

The Carbon Tracker Initiative’s “Unburnable Carbon” Report
A report on the fossil fuel holdings that companies may never be able to utilize – and the “asset bubble” these may represent – 2012

The Economist – Unburnable Fuel
An article describing the various tensions and layers of thinking on the value of fossil fuel companies and the financial implication of potential climate change policies – May 4, 2013

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