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Interview with Ian Monroe, Founder of Oroeco, Social Network for Carbon Reduction

Ian Monroe is the founder of Oroeco, a pioneering social network focused on voluntary carbon reduction.  I interviewed him regarding the challenges of convincing consumers to reduce their carbon use.  1,173 more words


A Multiple Front War

In 2005, a group of activists launched the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, a global civil society campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to end human rights violations. 1,372 more words


Novartis May Sell Its $14 Billion Stake in Roche to Fuel Acquisitions

Novartis is discussing options with banks for selling its near $14 billion stake in rival Roche, potentially providing cash for new deals, though a sale is not imminent, according to two people familiar with the situation. 430 more words


CalPERS splits on studying tobacco reinvestment

Should CalPERS continue a 16-year-old ban on highly profitable tobacco investments or consider reinvesting after a lengthy study, risking a public-relations black eye and controversy? 1,101 more words


Divestment decision at University of Toronto amid further financial warnings

At the end of March, the President of the University of Toronto issued an official response  to the Advisory Committee on Divestment from Fossil Fuels, which had reported in December 2015. 197 more words

Fossil Fuel Divestment

McKnight Foundation: Investing for climate impact

In the world of philanthropy, the divestment movement is known as Divest-Invest.

“Divest” has gotten most of the attention. “Invest” will make more of a difference. 1,189 more words


Shifty antisemitism wars

In 2005, a draft, working definition of antisemitism was circulated by the European Union’s Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). To the dismay of its critics, the document confused genuine antisemitism with criticism of Israel, and was repeatedly, and erroneously, promoted by Israel advocacy groups as… 2,016 more words