Alumni

As alumni, you have a unique opportunity to encourage positive change within colleges and universities. Your donor dollars are absolutely vital to endowment growth and often provide the funds for the operating budget. This gives you particular influence on university policy. The resources below offer a few ways to exercise that influence. 

For more detailed information on the financial case for fossil fuel divestment and responsible reinvestment, check out our financial studies page

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Your Power as Alumnus/Alumna

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Sample Alumni Letter

   

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Jul 10, 2017
"Historic new research from CDP, voted no. 1 climate change research provider by institutional investors, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, today reveals that 71% of all global GHG emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers. This group is the source of 635 billion tonnes...
Mar 23, 2017
Congratulations to the activists at York University! "The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment (YUACRI) has voted to recommend the University's divestment from arms manufacturers and fossil fuels. YUACRI was established in 2012 to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment management processes and ownership practices...
Mar 15, 2017
"Columbia University, New York, will divest certain coal industry investments in support of addressing climate change, Lee Bollinger, the university president, said in a message posted on the university’s website. University trustees have agreed to divest from companies deriving more than 35% of their revenue from thermal coal production, he...

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