The Guardian to divest from fossil fuels

פורסם: 4 באפר׳ 2015, 7:46 על ידי: Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 4 באפר׳ 2015, 7:46 ]
Bill McKibben -, 2 April 2015

The Guardian Media Group -- the owners of one of the world’s most respected and influential news organisations -- has begun the process of divesting itself from fossil fuels.  

The move follows the launch of The Guardian's own climate change campaign - in partnership with - to press two of the world’s largest charitable foundations to stop investing in oil, coal and gas companies.

It was also the second $1US billion divestment commitment in just two days -- Syracuse University also ditched fossil fuels this week, demonstrating once again that cutting ties with the fossil fuel industry is both feasible and responsible. 

So now is the time to increase the pressure on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to do the same.  Help us get to 200,000 petition signatures this week.

The Guardian Media Group is leading by example by divesting its entire £800 million portfolio (that’s $1.2US billion!) from fossil fuels and committing to re-invest in socially responsible alternatives. It’s the largest divestment commitment to date. You can watch a video and find out more about The Guardian decision here. 

When the roll of honour for action on climate change is someday called, I believe the Guardian’s name will be high on the list. They’ve taken a bold step in joining the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground, both through their journalism and their own investments.