Divestment

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

An international prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapons could help reverse the nuclear arms race and be a powerful tool in delegitimizing nuclear weapons, according to nuclear disarmament campaigners participating in UN negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.…

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of the city’s investments in corporate bonds and securities.…

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) was one of 17 banks to have invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The highly controversial pipeline, which is destined to transport oil obtained by fracking across the North American continent is a threat to the…

United Methodist Church declares five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment

Dear reader, We learned this morning that the United Methodist Church’s Board of Pensions declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios, due to their deep…

Financial institutions drop the bomb from their investment portfolio

53 financial institutions prohibit or limit investments in nuclear weapon producers, shows Don’t Bank on the Bomb, a report published today by Dutch peace organization PAX. This is a 150% increase compared to last year’s report. The increase illustrates the…

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Global financial institutions made an estimated 402 billion US dollars available to nuclear weapons producers. The report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, published on the 7th of November by Dutch peace organization PAX, identifies 411 banks, insurance companies and pension…

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

By Samuel Oakford for Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2014 (IPS) – Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Investment fell…

Dutch banks invest over €1.5 billion in nuclear weapons producers

Today the Dutch Fair Banking guide launched a report showing seven Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in nuclear weapons producers. The report shows that Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in the twenty nuclear weapons…

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