October Briefing 2021 – Shareholder Advocacy

MINNESOTA DIVESTMENT COALITION – October 2021 Briefing to the SBI This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. As stated in the Minnesota Divestment Coalition’s September briefing to the SBI, we believe …

September Briefing 2021 – Shareholder Engagement

Shareholder Engagement: A license to fuel rather than fight climate change This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. The Minnesota State Board of Investment (MSBI) published a set of principles …

August Briefing 2021 – Private Equity Funds within the SBI Portfolio

MINNESOTA DIVESTMENT COALITION AUGUST 2021 BRIEFING TO THE SBI This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. At the May 26, 2021, State Board of Investment (SBI) meeting, board members approved …

July Briefing 2021 – Maine passes a bill to divest state investments from fossil fuels

MINNESOTA DIVESTMENT COALITION – July 2021 Briefing to the SBI This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. In June 2021, Maine became the first state to pass legislation that bans …

June 2021 Briefing – IEA Report calls for phasing out new fossil fuel plants

MINNESOTA DIVESTMENT COALITION – JUNE 2021 BRIEFING TO THE STATE BOARD OF INVESTMENT This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. IEA Report calls for phasing out new fossil fuel plants …

May 2021 Briefing – Tar Sands and Line 3

MINNESOTA DIVESTMENT COALITION – MAY 2021 BRIEFING TO THE SBI This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. Tar Sands and Line 3: Bad for investments, the environment, and Minnesota’s Native …

April 2021 Briefing – New York State, the University of Michigan and Blackrock begin divesting from fossil fuels

This monthly update highlights global action on fossil fuel divestment and serves to inspire the MN State Board of Investment Members to take urgent action to protect our investments and stop climate change. New York State to reduce investments in oil sands companies After making the announcement in December 2020 to divest from its riskiest …

Our Plan: A List of Actions for the SBI Board Members to Take

The tools to counteract climate change and protect our water are available to us right now. Four elected officials form the State Board of Investments have the ability to act to protect our pensions from risky and unethical fossil fuel investments: Governor Tim Walz, Secretary of State Steve Simon, State Auditor Julie Blaha and Attorney …

Actions Taken to Support Divestment: A Timeline

2015  Minneapolis City Council Resolution pledging continued divestment from fossil fuels and urging all institutions that invest significant amounts of capital to divest from fossil fuels. 2016 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) delegate assembly resolution encouraging the State Board of Investment to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in cleaner energy options. Saint Paul …

Minnesota Association of Professional Employees supports a study of divesting the state pension from fossil fuels

We all know the way it feels when we hear a piece of music well played or see a beautiful dance or a magnificent display of athletic accomplishment. The coordination and beauty of all pieces working together warms our hearts and gives us a sense that all is right in the universe. Well, that’s the …