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Fossil fuel divestment: Advocates and adversaries in a new price landscape

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (9:00am-10:30am EST)

Louise Yeung and Hana Heineken and Molly Ornati and Dan Cohn and Connor Chung

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (9:00am-10:30am EST)

Recent years have seen significant institutional commitments to divest from fossil fuels, but with global commodity prices at historic levels, what will climate-responsive investment portfolios look like in the years to come?

Video: YouTube

Presentation Slides: Available here

Supporting materials: TIAA participants file a complaint with principles for responsible investing, Trillion-dollar pension fund TIAA faces climate-washing complaint brought by hundreds of professors and scientists, Final complaint

Louise Yeung

Louise Yeung is Chief Climate Officer in the office of the New York City Comptroller. Yeung is tasked with tracking the city’s progress in meeting climate commitments, driving climate action and investments in the private sector, and bringing a climate justice lens to the city’s budget.

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Hana Heineken

Hana Heineken is a Senior Attorney in the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for International Environmental Law. Previously, she held senior policy positions at the Rainforest Action Network and for Global Witness. She is a Master of Laws LLM candidate at Georgetown University Law Center and has a J.D. from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law  and a B.A. in Political Science from Princeton.

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Molly Ornati

Molly Ornati is an environmental activist who co-founded 350Brooklyn in 2015 and has worked on the TIAA-DIVEST! campaign for the past two years.

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Dan Cohn

Dan Cohn is an Energy Finance Analyst at IEEFA. His research focuses on protecting institutional investment funds from the volatility associated with global commodity prices and the fossil fuel industry.

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Connor Chung

Connor Chung is a former Research Associate at IEEFA. His work focuses on the intersection of climate change and financial risk, and on protecting investors, markets, and the public from the economic uncertainties associated with fossil fuel reliance.

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