Money can change our lives and the environment. For better or worse, whether we have any or none at all.
Profiting from fossil fuels has poured more fuel on the fire of climate change. But now, even large investors are recognizing that a fundamental shift toward a low-carbon economy is taking place. They are recognizing the environmental, social and financial benefits of fossil fuel divestment. At the same time more funds are being re-directed towards improving our environment and communities. Ultimately, they are 'impact investing' for multiple financial, social and environmental goals.
But this massive change didn't begin in the board rooms of large corporations. Instead grass roots organizations have turned it into a worldwide movement. Right here, students at the University of Guelph launched a multi-year campaign that motivated their school to create a divestment strategy for its $300 million endowment fund. The students had little money to speak of, weren't investors, but made their voices heard in a way that had a profound impact on the University for decades to come.
Join us as we explore how to: Invest as if Climate Change Matters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
We plan to:
- Learn how you can affect change with your pension plan or other large investors from our friend Adam Scott from Shift Action
- And if you have your own investments; learn how you can personally "Invest as if climate change matters" with Tim Nash, the Sustainable Economist
Join us as we explore ways to build a stronger resilient community while investing in the environment!
Our speakers include: