Fossil engagement: if you won't divest, at least do this...

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Many investors are acutely aware of the risks generated by global warming, including rising sea levels, storm surges, droughts, wildfires, extreme heat and other extreme weather events.

As a result, many ethical and sustainably orientated investors have focused on the reduction of industrial carbon emissions, among other measures, to hasten progress to a carbon-neutral economy. Fossil divestment is one approach, although some investors argue that engagement with fossil companies is more
effective in promoting essential change.

So what form should engagement with fossil firms take and for how long should you keep talking with companies if there are no meaningful signs of progress?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationCitywire Wealth Manager
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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