Based on the analysis in Unburnable Carbon, the Fossil Free Campaign is seeking to persuade the world’s college endowments, city and state pension funds, church investment managers and non-profits to divest from the 200 largest public coal, oil and gas companies in the world, ranked by the size of their proven carbon reserves, starting in the United States but already active on three continents.
As You Sow is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. Their efforts create large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices.
Carbon Tracker aligns the capital markets with the climate change policy agenda and to make carbon investment risk relevant today. They apply their thinking on carbon budgets and stranded assets across geographies and assets classes to inform investor thinking and the regulation of capital markets. Their research ranking public fossil fuel companies by the carbon content of their reserves includes:
- Unburnable Carbon: Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble?
- Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets
- Carbon Avoidance? Accounting for the Emissions Hidden in Reserves
Ceres advocates for sustainability leadership, mobilizing a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.
Green America’s mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Green America has a long-standing program on clean energy and climate change that uses diverse strategies to promote the development of renewable energy and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Green America provides resources for individuals and institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies.
Divest/Invest is foundations and individuals divesting from fossil fuels and switching to clean energy investments, joining college, health, pension funds and religious endowments doing the same. Ethically our investments shouldn’t contribute to dangerous climate change. Financially, fossil fuel stocks are over-valued as most of their reserves cannot be burned. We can get good, safe returns while helping to build a new energy system.
The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is a network of 100 institutional investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets committed to addressing the risks and seizing the opportunities resulting from climate change and other sustainability challenges.
The primary European membership organization for individuals and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. Publishes European SRI Study.
The primary US membership organization for individuals and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. Their site page Fossil Fuels, Divestment & Reinvestment provides an overview of reinvestment options. Recent publications include:
- The Impact of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (2013).
- Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States.
- Investing to Curb Climate Change: a Guide for Institutional Investors.
The coalition, formed by the four regional climate change investor groups IIGCC (Europe), INCR (North America), IGCC (Australia & New Zealand) and AIGCC (Asia), is the sponsor of the First Global Investor Forum on Climate Change in Honk Kong, June 2013.
A leader in the college and university-based responsible investment movement, the REC also provides ongoing support for funds and endowments as they implement responsible investment policies. Cosponsored Tellus Institute report along with the Sustainable Endowments Institute and 350.org outlining three different pathways for institutional investors to transition their portfolios away from fossil fuels and towards a sustainable future: