Carbon Risk & Fossil Fuel Divestment

IEN Resources

Webinar: Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment | July 2018

Webinar: Divesting from Climate Science Deniers: The Barnard College Story | July 2018

Video:  Investment Risks and Options: The Climate Case and Beyond

 

Fossil Fuel Divestment Resources

Fossil Fuel Divestment Reports from Campuses

Divestment Guide - a web-portal with resources, tools, and data on fossil fuel divestment and fossil free investing (a project of Divest-Invest Individual)

GoFossilFree.org - an international network of campaigns and campaigners working to promote divestment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies 

The Carbon Underground 200 - the list of the top 200 fossil fuel companies ranked by the potential carbon emissions content of their reported reserves (maintained by Fossil Free Indexes) 

The Carbon Clean 200 - the Clean200 list ranks the largest publicly listed companies by their total clean energy revenues, with environmental, social, and governance screens (As You Sow and Corporate Knights) 

Divest-Invest Philanthropy - a network of philanthropic organizations committed to divesting from the top 200 fossil fuel companies and investing at least 5% of their portfolio into climate solutions. 

Fossil Free Funds - an online tool that enables users to look up mutual funds and see their exposure to various fossil fuel companies. (As You Sow, with financial data provided by Morningstar)

Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Practical Introduction - Meggin Thwing Eastman, MSCI, September 2016

SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search l - The tool scours the text of SEC annual filings (10-Ks, 20-Fs and 40-Fs) and automatically identifies relevant disclosures on sustainability issues like climate change, carbon asset risk, water availability and quality, and hydraulic fracturing (Ceres) 

 

Other Resources, Articles, & White Papers 

Addressing Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Investment Process l Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), October 2018 

Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment | Oxford Martin School, February 2018

How to Divest Invest: A guide for Institutional Investors l Divest Invest Network, February 2018

Climate Change Investment Risk Update on the “Smart Carbon” Methodology | Impax Asset Management, April 2017

Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free Investing l Trillium Asset Management, Green Century & 350, April 2017

Fossil Fuel Divestment and Its Potential Impacts On Students, Faculty and Other University and Pension Stakeholders | Hendrik Bessembinder. Arizona State University, University of Washington, and Compass Lexecon, April 2017

Climate Investing in 2017 l Cornerstone Capital Group, January 2017

Unconventional Risks: The Growing Instability of Oil Investments | As You Sow, 2016

Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures l TCFD, December 14, 2016

Video: Interview with Don Gould, Trustee at Pitzer College, About Their Decision to Divest From Fossil Fuels l EcoCiv, December 2016

Measuring the Growth of the Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement l Arabella Advisors, December 2016

Applying Asset Pricing Theory to Calibrate the Price of Climate Risk | Kent D. Daniel, Robert B. Litterman, Gernot Wagner, National Bureau of Economic Research, November 2017

Disclosing the Facts: Transparency and Risk in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations| As You Sow, Boston Common Asset Management, and the Investor Environmental Health Network

Out of the Starting Blocks: Tracking Progress on Corporate Climate Action l CDP, October 2016

Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change: Impactions and Strategies for All Investors | BlackRock Investment Institute, September 2016

Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment | July 2016

Value-Chain Analysis: Partnership for a Carbon Efficiency Strategy l BNY Mellon, April 2016

Investing in a Time of Climate Change: California State Teachers Retirement System Portfolio Climate Change Risk Assessment Executive Summary l Mercer, February 23, 2016

The Risks and Opportunities from the Changing Climate: Playbook for the Truly Long-Term Investor | Cambridge Associates, December 2015

Climate Change: Separating the Real Risks for Investors from the Noise l Teachers' Pension Plan, Ontario 

The Road to Paris: Global Companies Speak Out for Action on Climate Change l Walden Asset Management, October 2015

Action on Climate: A Practical Guide for Fiduciaries l Croatan Institute, September 2015

Fossil Free Campaign Orientation Paper for University of Ottawa | Dr. Tessa Hebb, Carleton University, June 2015 

Investing in a Time of Climate Change l Mercer, June 2015

Climate Change Investment Solutions: A Guide for Asset Owners l Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, April 2015

Beyond Divestment: Using Low Carbon Indexes l MSCI Research, March 2015

Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Costly and Ineffective Investment Strategy | Daniel R. Fischel, Compass Lexecon, on behalf of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, February 2015

Stormy Seas, Rising Risks: What Investors Should Know About Climate Change Impacts at Oil Refineries l Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, 2015

The Path to Fossil Fuel Divestment for Universities: Climate Responsible Investment l Cutler J. Cleveland and Richard Reibstein, Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment, February 12, 2015 

The Case for Forceful Stewardship (Part 1): The Financial Risk from Global Warming | Howard Covington and Raj Thamotheram, January 2015 

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Reviewing Arguments, Implcations & Policy Opportunities l Justin Ritchie and Hadi Dowlatabadi, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, January 2015

Storms on the Horizon: Is Climate Change Policy Likely to Undermine the Value of Fossil Fuel Assets, and Should Investors Divest? | Impax Asset Management, November, 2014

The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States | Risky Business Project, June 2014 

Climate Change: Implications for Investors and Financial Institutions | Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, University of Cambridge, UN Environment Programme, June 2014 

Responding to the Call for Fossil-fuel Free Portfolios | MSCI ESG Research, December 2013

Stranded Carbon Assets:  Why and How Carbon Risks should be Incorporated in Investment Analysis | Generation Foundation, October 2013

Emerging Research on Climate Change Risk and Fossil-Fuel Divestment | Veris, April 2013

Do the Investment Math:  Building a Carbon-Free Portfolio | Aperio Group, 2013

Beyond Fossil Fuels:  The Investment Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment | Impax Asset Management, 2013

The Other Reason for Divestment | Robert Litterman, Ensia, 2013

Investing to Curb Climate Change:  A Guide for the Institutional Investor | US SIF, 2013

Unburnable Carbon – Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble? | Carbon Tracker Initiative, 2012 

Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation | Mercer, 2011 

Reports and Publications from the Stranded Assets Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

 

 

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