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President Christopher J. Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands addresses the Pacific Island Leaders Forum on September 22. Professor Gerrard (in rear) moderated the forum. Others on the podium (from the left) are the leaders from Tuvalu, Tonga, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Samoa.
• Former visiting scholar Sam Nierop's research on "Envisioning resilient electrical infrastructure: A policy framework for incorporating future climate change into electricity sector planning," was published in Environmental Science and Policy (May 2014)
In view of the mounting scientific evidence of the perils of climate change, there is growing pressure on universities, pension funds, foundations,religious institutions, and others to divest from the stock of fossil fuel companies. This public panel discussion will explore whether divestment is consistent with the fiduciary duties of fund trustees, and whether divestment is the best way for investors to influence corporate behavior. The speakers include both proponents and opponents of divestment, and experts on the effect of divestment on portfolio value and its place in the corporate social responsibility movement.
7:00 - 9:00 pm Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103 435 W. 116th St. (corner of Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10027
This program is open to the public without charge, but advance registration is required. Register here,
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