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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Companies, governments, and institutions of all kinds purchase goods and services for their own use. But what they buy - and how they buy it - has a significant impact on local communities, the environment, and the economy - and in some unexpected ways, on the success of the business...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
In the face of increasing demands from students and other stakeholders concerned about the role of traditional energy companies in accelerating climate change, institutional investors are asking tough questions about the feasibility of divestment from fossil fuel companies. Based...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Green Century Funds
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement
A growing number of individuals and institutions have recognized the limits of shareholder advocacy to secure the policy changes needed and have divested from fossil fuel companies. Green Century believes that divesting from fossil fuel companies is the most effective way for investors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Public Safety
Zero-tolerance policies and the proliferation of law enforcement officers in schools have funneled many students into the criminal legal system. This brief outlines steps school districts, cities, and states can take to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Recommendations include...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
The climate crisis unfolding across the globe has highlighted the need for cities to make drastic, time-sensitive changes in their environmental sustainability efforts and adaptation strategies. ProGov21's updated Environmental Roadmap calls on local governments to enact environmental...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Northstar Asset Management
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement
This report highlights flaws in many prior estimates regarding the cost of divesting from fossil fuels and estimates that the true cost of divestment would only be 0.15% annually for a portfolio of 250 stocks. Heightening public awareness around fossil fuel divestment can lead investors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
The global oil market has undergone profound structural changes in the last decade that have now culminated in a capex crisis for the industry, particularly the oil majors....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
A 100% Just Energy Economy must go beyond simply replacing fossil fuels; in order to be 100% Just, it must include other key elements, such as renewable fuels, an end to sacrifice zones, and good green jobs targeted to the communities that have survived decades of divestment. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy
Decisions made by local governments play a significant role in California's demand for natural resources and the associated pollution, air emissions, and waste from use of those resources. One important way local governments can reduce their impact on human health and the environment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report outlines possibilities for city and pension fund managers to expedite the transition towards clean energy, evaluate risks, divest from fossil fuels, reinvest in low-carbon economic activities, and actively engage shareholders. It compiles educational resources that fund...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Green Century Funds
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This fact sheet includes five reasons why cities, churches, colleges, and other investors should divest from fossil fuel companies....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This act requires that a municipal public fund create a list of fossil fuel companies that match specific criteria, divest all holdings from the companies on this list over a 3-year period, and reinvest funds in socially responsible investments that satisfy prudent person standards....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This resolution applied to cities that do not control the Pension Board and do not otherwise invest in fossil fuel stocks. It declares the city's commitment to divest from publicly‐traded fossil fuel companies....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This resolution applies to cities that do not currently invest in fossil fuel stock. It declares the intent of a city without fossil fuel investments to refrain from investing in fossil fuel companies in the future....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source City of Phoenix
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
In accordance with the 2007 City Council Resolution #20519, this policy requires the City of Phoenix to purchase products and services that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to competing products or services that serve the same purpose, while...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement
This resolution urges the San Francisco Retirement Board of the Employees' Retirement System to divest from publicly-traded fossil fuel companies....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
The products and services the City of Portland purchases have inherent social, human health, environmental, and economic impacts. As such, the City is committed to understanding and taking appropriate responsibility for the impacts of its purchasing by establishing a Sustainable Procurement...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Ann Arbor City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement
This resolution urges the City of Ann Arbor Employees' Retirement System to immediately cease any new investments in fossil fuel companies or in commingled assets that include holdings in fossil fuel companies....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance prohibits the city and county from entering into or extending leases that allow for the extraction of fossil fuels on city-owned or controlled land. It also requires the Director of Property to inspect these properties to ensure that any current or former lessee complies...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan State Senate
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This bill, passed in 2021 by the Michigan State Senate, finds that spending on universal infrastructure like transportation or education is a superior use of the state budget and should be prioritized over company-specific subsidies. As such, it recommends that midwestern states join...

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