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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

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Splashes of green amongst the gloom: This year’s environmental victories for Scotland

For many of us, 2016 seemed like a particularly tough year. It brought some major environmental setbacks, culminating in the election of a new US president with an extremely regressive environmental agenda. However, this year was not all doom and … Continue reading

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Campaign stories: International Festival drops BP

It was announced today that the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is no longer taking sponsorship from BP: a great victory which draws to a close an inspiring 10 month campaign. The EIF’s shunning of BP means the Festival is now … Continue reading

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A thriving, sustainable society needs democratic and accountable banks

Gemma Bone and Ric Lander If we want social change we need to think about finance. To create a society that lives within natural limits we need to fit together some proposals about how we can sustain people and their … Continue reading

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Fossil Free pensions: June brings wee green shoots of reform

Wee green shoots of reform are poking out of the soil this month for Scotland’s public pensions as the debate on responsible investment of Scotland’s public pensions moved forward on a number of key issues. Local government pensions will have … Continue reading

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UNISON joining the call for Fossil Free Pensions

A new campaign is emerging to get the Lothian Pension Fund, one of Scotland’s largest public funds, to divest from dirty and risky fossil-fuels and invest sustainabably.  Last week the campaign made a big step forward by receiving backing from … Continue reading

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