To love Democracy is to love that faceless, 4th branch of government which is its most powerful - the will of the people. Divestment offers a direct, peaceable means to bend governments and corporations to that will. Divesting from unethical institutions - and investing in ethical ones - is a surer path to democracy than even representative, indirect government, as divestment is direct action. Divestment is widely credited with forcing the dissolution of the racist Apartheid system in South Africa. Boycotts, another form of direct consumer action, have been successful the wold over in effecting positive change.

“It is our moral duty to Divest from fossil fuels.”

Rockafeller Brothers Fund

“Academic Institutions that are still vested in fossil fuels should ask themselves whether they are in breach of their social responsibility to serve the community and the nation as a whole.”

UN Climate chief Christiana Figueres

“People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“We can really invest in new energy sources, divest from old sources, and actually make the economy stronger. So let’s do it.”

Paul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist

“If you’re committed to greening your campus why wouldn’t you be committed to greening your portfolio, too?”

Bill McKibbon

“We have to go after the fossil fuel companies head-on and tell them that they can’t destroy our world.”

Naomi Klein

“Now is the time to divest and invest to let our world leaders know that we, as individuals and as institutions, are taking action.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

“Have YOU divested yet?”

Shailene Woodley