“After a year and a half of campaigning, Georgetown University Fossil Free (GUFF), a student campaign focused on divestment of the GU endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies, has released its final proposal. The new proposal is a product of extended conversations with students, administrators, alumni, faculty, and the University’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility (CISR), to which GU Fossil Free first presented in May 2013. As a response to the concerns of many in the campus community, the 35-page long document debuts a detailed financial section that not only shows the implications of divestment to the endowment to be negligible, but argues extensively that carbon risk provides a sound financial rationale in favor of the endowment’s long-term profitability. In addition to this, the proposal makes clear Georgetown’s moral obligation to divest as both a Catholic and Jesuit university.” –GU Fossil Free press release, August 2014
Below is a link to our proposal in PDF form. Feel free to download and distribute this document.
You can also access each file by clicking on the links below.
GUFF Proposal (Aug 2014) — PDF Version
GUFF Proposal (Aug 2014) — Microsoft Word Version
Aug. 2014 proposal press release — PDF Version
Aug. 2014 proposal press release — Microsoft Word Version