New York City to discuss nuclear weapon divestment

On 28 January the New York City Council is holding a hearing on a package of legislation- joint hearing on Res. No. 976 and Int. No. 1621. The package of legislation represents a clear movement from the conceptualization of nuclear weapons in the Manhattan Project to finally banning the bomb by supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It also calls on NYC to divest all of it’s pension funds from any company associated with the production of nuclear weapons. Read more

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NPT based exclusions, get ready for an update!

Many financial institutions exclude nuclear weapon producers and specifically cite the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). With the projected entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in 2020, it’s time to update these policies.

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Beyond the Bomb: these investors are rejecting nuclear weapons

New research launched today shows more and more financial institutions are saying…

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Nuclear weapons exclusion policy Degroof Petercam Asset Management

Photo by drmakete lab on Unsplash Early this year, Belgian asset manager…

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Controversial weapons vs the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, have become the first globally agreed sustainability framework. Since their adoption,…

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Stop Funding the End of the World: A guide to nuclear weapons divestment in Scotland

Congratulations to our colleagues in Scotland with the successful publication of the report: Stop Funding the End of World: A guide to nuclear weapons…

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Open letter to index providers on controversial weapons

In February 2019, over 140 financial institutions called on major index providers to exclude producers of controversial weapons from their mainstream index products. The initiative, coordinated by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), was published as an open letter in the Financial Times and two Swiss newspapers. Read more

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Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) avoids inhumane weapons

On July 10th, Kyushu Financial Group (KFG) released its new corporate policy paper (only in Japanese), which includes prohibitions of investment or loans for companies that develops and/or produces inhumane weapons such as cluster bombs. According to additional research by RECNA (Research Center for Nuclear Weapon Abolition, Nagasaki University), they will also avoid investments in nuclear weapons. Read more

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S&P’s new ESG option excludes controversial weapons, but it’s not enough

The S&P500 is one of the oldest index funds around, and underlies many investment products. The index tracks the stock of 500 of the largest U.S. companies…

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The corporate legacy of nuclear testing in America

The US hasn’t conducted a full scale nuclear test since 1992, but the legacy of testing lives on, and a handful of companies are making billions.

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