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Eco-Justice Resolutions
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Environmentally Responsible Investing

Proposed Resolution for the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA, June-July 2015

Resolution 2015-C045: Environmentally Responsible Investing

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 78th General Convention join with Episcopalians for Fossil Fuel Divestment/Reinvestment who share a common commitment to act for a sustainable environment in calling upon the Episcopal Church Pension Fund and the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy, and be it further

Resolved, That this General Convention calls on the Episcopal Church Pension Fund and the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund to adopt a policy to refrain from this time forward from purchasing any new holdings of public equities and corporate bonds of the world's leading 200 fossil fuel companies as identified by the Carbon Underground, and be it further

Resolved, That this General Convention calls on the Episcopal Church Pension Fund and the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund to develop and implement a plan to divest within five years from direct ownership of public equities and corporate bonds of the world's leading 200 fossil fuel companies as identified by the Carbon Underground, and be it further

Resolved, That, given the proven dangers to the environment and all life on earth fur to the burning of fossil fuels, and given fossil fuel companies' business plans to extract and use all fossil fuel reserves in the ground, the 78th General Convention urges all dioceses of the Episcopal Church and the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes to engage the topic of divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in clean energy within the coming year.


Proposer: Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Explanation:

None as of June 15, 2015

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