Climate Change

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After 15 years of working with students, alumni, and other university stakeholders to make endowments a force for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice, REC has decided to close our doors. We are keeping information about Our Work available online for those who would like to reference past campaigns.

Fossil Fuel Divest-Invest 

The Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign calls on universities to confront this destructive industry by cutting financial ties with the top 200 dirty energy companies and investing in a just transition to a habitable future powered by democratically controlled renewable energy. To date, over 3.4 trillion in assets world wide are now fossil free.

#Divest4Democracy 

The Divest for Democracy, Invest for a Just Transition initiative connects the power of the fossil fuel divestment movement with those campaigns calling on the U.S. government to end the fossil fuel era and accelerate a just transition to the clean, renewable energy economy.

Investor Action on Climate 

In September 2015, REC, SEIU Capital Stewardship Program, and the Croatan Institute published “Action on Climate: A Guide for Fiduciaries,” a resource for fiduciaries at small and mid-sized institutional funds ($300 million - $3 billion in assets) for responding to the growing risk of climate change. In the second phase of this project, the Intentional Endowments Network and REC are leading a cohort of seven trustees in applying the recommended governance-based process for considering climate change-based changes to their investment policies and portfolios.

 

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