Tackling climate change isn't just an altruistic move

Tackling climate change isn't just an altruistic move
Trinity College Dublin brought this environmental policy to the forefront of Irish public consciousness earlier this month

Divesting makes business sense. So why isn't a broader debate about it happening in Ireland?

Divestment has become a commercial reality in the financial world.

Trinity College Dublin brought this environmental policy to the forefront of Irish public consciousness this month with the announcement that it was offloading €6 million from its endowment fund. Trinity will no longer hold shares in the ExxonMobil and BP oil companies on the ethical grounds that these fossil fuels-based companies have a disproportionate impact on climate change.

This is no flash in the pan do-gooder...

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