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Investment Funds and Climate Impacts (Pratt Earth Action Week)

October 18, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


This panel discussion draws connections between investment funds and polluting and extractive industries.
TIAA manages $1.3 trillion in assets and is one of the largest owners of farmland and timberland on the planet. Its clients are mostly universities and non-profits. TIAA is investing billions of dollars in oil, coal and fracked gas. It also manages substantial investments in large-scale, high-emission agriculture and timber plantations, which have been especially damaging to Black farmers, communities of color and Indigenous Peoples – in a time where fossil fuel investments are rapidly becoming stranded assets, and renewable energy solutions are recognized as our energy future.
This panel will bring together the TIAA Divest! coalition and academic researchers mapping the connection between investment funds and polluting and extractive industries, to discuss the impacts of these investments, and what we can do to help shift our investments away from these industries.

Wendy Fleischer; Divest TIAA
Maria Luisa Mendonça, PHD; Director, Network for Social Justice and Human Rights; Research Scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center

Todd Ayoung; Adjunct Associate Professor – CCE, Foundations, Pratt Institute

Sponsored by:
Pratt Institute MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems
TIAA Divest!
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