NYC Pension Funds Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels Within 5 Years

Two of New York City’s five retirement pension funds, representing 70% of the $239.8 billion retirement system, announced yesterday they will divest their portfolios of all investments in fossil fuel companies. The two pension funds together own roughly $4 billion worth of fossil fuel securities. The divestment will take place gradually, over the next five years. A third pension fund with $7.8 billion under management is expected to do the same, soon.

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