Author Archives: Ric Lander

About Ric Lander

Ric Lander is Finance Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland supporting their work to divest from fossil fuels and invest sustainably.

Major investment manager BMO divests

BMO Asset Management announced on Monday they will divest their entire ‘Responsible’ range of funds from fossil fuels by 2020. You probably haven’t heard of BMO, but they are quite a major investment firm and their responsible funds are worth … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Tagged | Leave a comment

4 May elections: do your candidates support green investment?

We're asking candidates for the 4 May elections to sign our call for sustainable investment. Sign up at https://t.co/9GNTKdkOIQ #divest pic.twitter.com/f6OjrZw7US — FoEScot (@FoEScot) April 26, 2017 Fossil free activists across Scotland have been busy asking election candidates to sign … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

Watch, listen and read: divestment is big news across the country

Our report ‘Divest and Reinvest: Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in’ was covered widely in local and national media. Read about what the reaction was in your local area by clicking the boxes. You could then contact … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

New report published: “Divest and Reinvest – Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in”

Our new report, ‘Divest and Reinvest: Scottish council pensions for a future worth living in’ was published on Monday 13 March. The report recieved widespread media coverage and has been sent directly to councillors and trustees. To read it in … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

St. Andrews are speeding towards being 100% fossil free

Scotland’s third wealthiest university at St. Andrews in Fife have announced they no longer hold any investments in fossil fuel companies. The University publishes a list of its investments annually, and for the first time the list includes no oil, … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

Challenging money and power: fossil free short films

Want to learn a bit more about fossil fuels, climate change, and the campaign to divest in Scotland? We’ve pulled together this list of excellent short films you can watch right now:

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

A third of Scottish Universities divest as Abertay and UWS join the party

Student campaigning organisation People & Planet published the results of their University League today, confirming that two further Scottish universities have divested entirely from fossil fuels. University of the West of Scotland and Dundee’s Abertay University have pledged not to … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

Let’s reinvest Scottish pension funds in communities

Last weekend I had a stand at ‘Idea Space’, a political festival run by Common Weal to share progressive ideas for how Scotland can prosper, become more equal, and be a good global citizen. Timed to take place alongside the … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Divesting from fossil fuels as we leave the EU

On 23 June the UK voted to leave the European Union. Given the EU’s role in negotiating carbon quotas, driving renewable energy and regulating manufacturing it’s clear that this decision will have wide ranging ramifications for the fight against climate … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment

Church of Scotland gets divesting

In May the Church of Scotland voted to stop investing in energy companies causing the worst climate pollution: producers of tar sands, a highly destructive form of oil extraction, and coal. A petition begun by Church of Scotland members calling … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Leave a comment