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Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission,

No, we won’t change the corporate world with divestment and boycotts

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 -  The AMP saga, and new research, shows the power of “shareholder voice”, writes Richard Holden, professor of economics at UNSW.  Boe Pahari’s short reign as boss of AMP’s lucrative

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals what’s next

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  BlackRock matters because it is big. Its decision raises questions about the soundness of smaller firms that remain committed to coal, writes John Quiggin. The announcement by BlackRock,

Divestment advocates hit back at Bill Gates criticism

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  Bill Gates has declared that getting rid of fossil fuel stocks is a waste of time, but a leading Australian foundation believes the philanthropist is overlooking the divestment movement’s

QUT Divests From Fossil Fuels, But More Information Needed

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 5th September 2016 -  Queensland University of Technology will dump fossil fuel investment from its $300 million fund, but the organisation which led the campaign for change said more details were needed.

Triggs Puts Spotlight on Divestment and Human Rights

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th October 2015 -  Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, has described the role of the business and the corporate world as “vital” in protecting human…

English Foundation Commits to Divest-Invest Pledge

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 29th July 2015 -  The philanthropic fund set up by high-profile Queensland entrepreneur, Allan English, is the latest Australian Foundation to sign a global ‘invest-divest’ pledge…

More Donors for Divestment Universities: Poll

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 10th June 2015 -  University decisions to avoid fossil fuels may boost donations from alumni, according to the results of national polling by The Australia Institute. The research also shows that…

Quakers Divest from ‘Big Four’ Banks

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th January 2015 -  Members of the religious community of Quakers in Australia have joined a growing number of institutions and organisations that are committing to divest from fossil fuels. The national…

Aus Lobby Group Win On Fossil Fuel Disclosure

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th January 2015 -  Corporate democracy Not for Profit, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility is claiming victory in its campaign to force the big Australian banks to disclose fossil…


Divestment Backlash – Companies Need to Improve Sustainability Reporting

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 -  Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s claims that divesting deprives fund members of a good investment could prove misguided given the value in accounting for social and environmental
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