Majority of investors now interested in fossil-fuel-free portfolios. “Over half of sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investment industry professionals say that retail investors (65 percent) and institutional investors (53 percent) are currently expressing interest in fossil fuel-free portfolios in the face of growing signs of climate change, according to First Affirmative Financial Network’s Fossil Fuels Divestment Survey.”
“Released in anticipation of the 24th annual SRI Conference October 28-30, 2013 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the online survey was conducted by First Affirmative Financial Network between April 22 and May 8, 2013. More than 2,000 SRI industry professionals were asked to weigh-in on 12 questions regarding fossil fuel-free portfolios and related investor concerns.
Other key survey findings include: 77 percent see growing risks for investors associated with fossil fuel company holdings in their investment portfolios.
30 percent of those surveyed either already do – or are getting ready to – offer fossil-fuel free portfolios to investors.
63 percent believe that investors will in the next 10 years start divesting in meaningful numbers from fossil-fuel companies due to climate change implications of such energy sources.”
……The full survey findings are available online at