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3rd Divestment Panel and teach-in

posted Apr 7, 2014, 6:29 AM by Virginia Wiltshire-Gordon   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 6:44 AM ]

Teach-in 

6:30p 

McCullough Social Space 


Divest Midd is holding a teach-in at 6:30. Join us if you'd like to learn about the reasons to divest, the history of our campaign, ask questions or talk about where we are headed from here! We intend to bring fossil fuel divestment back onto the table and into this conversation. We want to show up en masse to ask good questions and demonstrate continued support for divestment. We believe this will be our best opportunity to continue the conversation about divestment this year and hear from investment professionals with experience investing in fossil free funds.


Panel discussion

McCullough Social Space

7:30p

This session will bring together a group of investment experts to discuss important questions centered on how institutions can incorporate an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) framework in their investment-selection process and how professionals evaluate fossil-fuel investments in educational and foundation endowments. The discussion will be the third open session held at Middlebury over the last 15 months to discuss the management of the endowment, the question of divestment, and the role that Socially Responsible Investing should play in the College's investment decisions.


The panel will be moderated by SGA President Rachel Liddell ’15 and confirmed panelists include: William Page, senior vice president, Essex Investment Management; Akila Prabhakar, member of the Proprietary Trading and Risk Management Team, Mariner Investment Group; Jon Hill, director, real assets at Investure.


Candlelight Vigil for Those Lost and Suffering due to Typhoon Haiyan

posted Nov 12, 2013, 6:27 AM by Virginia Wiltshire-Gordon

We, Divest Middlebury, are hosting a candlelight vigil for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan Thursday November 14th at 5 pm in front of Mead Chapel.

All are invited to join as we remember the thousands lost and suffering as well as the cause of that suffering. Yeb Sano said in his speech at the UN climate summit in Warsaw "We must stop calling events like these as natural disasters. Disasters are never natural. They are the intersection of factors other than physical. They are the accumulation of the constant breach of economic, social, and environmental thresholds."


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