The Committee has previously considered and rejected student proposals for broad-based divestment from fossil fuel companies. In the ACSRI’s response to a student group petition last fall, the Committee is considering a targeted fossil fuel divestment/no investment policy based on its “stand up for the science” methodology. This would mean targeting for divestment (or non-investment) publicly traded firms that engage in denial of climate change science whether by “word” or by “deed.”
The Committee’s proposed approach is to target unconventional, high-cost resource development if reliable data is available. The Committee feels this exists for tar sands and has prepared the following proposal. Click here to read the proposal.