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August 2014

Fossil fuel divestment: a $5 trillion challenge

25 August in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

about.bnef.com | 25 August 2014 | Nathaniel Bullard |   Contents 1. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THIS WHITE PAPER 2. INSTRUMENTS ADDRESSING DIVESTMENT 3. FOSSIL FUELS AND INVESTOR IMPERATIVES 4. KEY INVESTORS IN OIL & GAS AND COAL 5. CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT OPTIONS 6. INVESTMENT IN OTHER SECTORS 7. DIVESTMENT IS A CHALLENGE AND AN OPPORTUNITY Oil & gas and coal companies form one of the world’s largest asset classes, worth nearly $5trn at current stock market values. In the past two years, dozens of public and private institutions have announced plans to divest fossil fuels from their portfolios – a movement one executive described as “one of the fastest-moving debates I think I’ve seen...