New analysis: Fossil fuel-free funds outperformed conventional ones

From the Guardian newspaper: “Investors who dumped holdings in coal, oil and gas earned an average return of 1.2% more a year over last five years, data from the world’s leading stock market index reveals.”

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/10/fossil-fuel-free-funds-out-performed-conventional-ones-analysis-shows

Three Scary Numbers: A Lesson Plan

“Every now and then an article comes along that takes such a novel approach to an issue, I feel like I’m seeing something with new eyes. Such was the case when I read Bill McKibben’s 2012 Rolling Stone article, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” It made me see our climate predicament with such clarity that I knew immediately I had to figure out how to turn this article into curriculum.”

Here is a 3 min video summarizing the three numbers.

http://www.utne.com/environment/scary-numbers-global-warming-zm0z14jfzros.aspx?PageId=1

Reject the status quo arguments: divestment movement is necessary

On fiduciary duty: “It is not acceptable for fund managers to hide behind their apparent duty to a narrow group of clients as an excuse for not considering the future stability of human society.”

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/11/social-acceptability-morality-of-fossil-fuel-investment?utm_content=bufferce596&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer