On the Blogs: D.C. Pension Fund Is Latest to Divest From Fossil Fuels

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Zahra Hirji for InsideClimate News:The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) spent the last few years quietly selling off $6.5 million in oil, natural gas and coal investments, amounting to a mere one-tenth of 1 percent of the organization’s total holdings, but made the public announcement at a press conference on Monday.While other American cities including San Francisco have pledged to clear their pension funds of fossil fuels, Washington D.C. may be the largest fund in the nation to complete this step, though the amount divested was small. The DCRB joins more than 500 cities, philanthropies, universities and other organizations worldwide with assets totaling more than $3.4 trillion that have divested from at least some fossil fuels or pledged to do so.“This is a decision that is morally and ethically the right thing” from a climate perspective, said D.C. council member Charles Allen at a recent press conference. “It is also financially the right thing,” he added.Some of the companies culled from the D.C. pension fund include Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, which both filed for bankruptcy this year, as well as ExxonMobil Inc., an oil giant being investigated by several attorneys general for possibly misleading the public and shareholders on the business risks associated with climate change.Washington D.C. Pension Fund Announces Full Fossil Fuel Divestment On the Blogs: D.C. Pension Fund Is Latest to Divest From Fossil Fuelslast_img read more

Cracking the code of digital marketing for credit unions

first_imgDigital marketing is such an obtuse term. There are so many variables to it that it can send your mind spinning. To bring this topic to its deserved acuteness, we invited CU Consulting Group’s Ryan Rudd — who brings his outside-the-industry perspective to credit unions looking for a clear path in this virtual realm. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

DIY dedication on 1950s pad pays off for young couple

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 49 Nicholson Street Mitchelton was a passion project for one young couple.A YOUNG couple came close to doubling their money when a 1950s era home they did up sold at auction. 49 Nicholson Street Mitchelton floorplan.Kelly and Scott Summers bought the single storey, three-bedroom home at 49 Nicholson St, Mitchelton, back in 2011 for $517,000.After several years of transforming it into a modern, Hamptons style double-storey home, it sold under the hammer for $935,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago The auction attracted a crowd of bidders and onlookers. Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonMrs Summers said they always saw that there was great potential in what could be done to the home.“I felt that we created a house that would appeal to many people,” Mrs Summers said.“I don’t think we went too crazy in any particular direction.”The home was elevated and built out, with extra space for entertaining inside as well as two extra bedrooms. center_img 49 Nicholson Street Mitchelton“He (Scott) did the floorplan and I did the interior design,” she said.They were happy with the price and had even bought their next fixer-upper in Ashgrove.“We didn’t overcapitalise and we were always very conscious of the suburb we were in,” she said. She said that popular additions to the home were the dressing room and the barbecue area.last_img read more