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John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels.
The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses.
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UQ staff and students are invited to the UQ Divestment Forum, being held on 9 October, 2014. In conjunction with the NTEU and Oxfam UQ, we’ll be bringing together a panel of speakers to discuss the economic, environmental and health cases for divestment. 9 more words
UC's Chief Investment Officer Envisions Coal-Fired Power, Cement Factories as "Green" Investment Opportunities
The news this week that the University of California’s chief investment officer (CIO) will not be recommending divestment from fossil fuel companies to the university’s governing board of regents isn’t a surprise. 479 more words