Clean Energy Powers College and University Endowments l HUFFPOST GREEN
by Stacy Clark, April 23, 2016
The majority of the 400 colleges and university endowments that have received official requests by their students to divest from fossil fuels have so far pushed back. The explanations offered generally lack the kind of thoughtful analysis that students are expected to demonstrate in their own coursework, leaving many wondering if academic endowments may just be woefully out of touch with the tumultuous state of our world’s climate. Others surmise that they are simply reluctant to change course, believing that the comfortable returns that fossil fuels stocks have delivered to investors will continue.
SUNY ESF to divest from fossil fuel investments l Local Syracuse
December 3, 2015
- SUNY ESF is divesting itself from any investments in the top 200 fossil fuel companies as set forth by the international environmental group 350.org.
University of California joins clean energy coalition committed to investing in technological solutions to climate challenges
By Danwei Ma, November 30, 2015
- The University of California announced Sunday that it has joined a clean-energy technology investment coalition featured at the United Nations’ annual climate conference in Paris.
Hampshire College Amends Investment Policy to Exclude Prison Industry l Hampshire College
November 24, 2015
- Hampshire College amended the language of its institutional investment policy this month to include a list of specific examples of industries not favored for investing. These include businesses that operate private prisons, private security, and surveillance companies; weapons manufacturers; and fossil fuels.
At Seamans Capital Management, our mission is to provide more return with less risk through sustainability-focused investments. To meet the demands of a technologically-driven future and contribute to societal stability, we believe it is important to support investments that will provide strong financial returns while enabling environmental vitality. We envision a global society, wherein individuals are free to maximize their personal development, while simultaneously contributing to a world civilization, rooted in economic stability, and wise stewardship of the earth’s resources.
In 2013, our macro research identified “early adapter opportunities” in the transition from a carbon-based era to a technology-based era; and so began our journey of investing, on a personal basis in clean tech. We consciously decided to fund, with our own resources, the growth of the firm, until there emerged a new stability of investment opportunities in what some are calling the Integral Era.
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