WHO IS DIVESTING AND WHY?

Divestment is the opposite of investment–it is the removal of investment capital from stocks, bonds, or funds. The global divest-invest movement is asking institutions to move their money out of oil, coal, and gas companies for both moral and financial reasons, and encouraging reinvestment of those resources in clean energy companies that will help solve the climate crisis while tackling energy poverty.

The institutions that have divested include Caritas Internationalis, Catholic banks with balance sheets of more than €7 billion, archdioceses and dioceses, lay organizations, and religious communities.

Catholic institutions that have committed to divest fully or partially:

  • Abdij OLV van Nazareth (Belgium)
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (Belgium)
  • Aggiornamenti Sociali (Italy)
  • ALTIS – Graduate School Business & Society of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • AMECEA – Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (Kenya)
  • American Jewish World Service (US) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Archdiocese of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Archdiocese of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • Archdiocese of Malta (Malta)
  • Archdiocese of Napoli (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Palermo (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Panamá (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Salerno – Campagna – Acerno (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Salzburg (Austria)
  • Archdiocese of Semarang (Indonesia)
  • Archdiocese of Siracusa (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Suva (Fiji)
  • Archdiocese of Vercelli (Italy)
  • Archdiocese of Vienna – Austria
  • Artist caring environmentally/Artist Against Fracking (Canada)
  • Asociación ATTA (Spain)
  • Asociación Civil Eco Raíces (Argentina)
  • Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (US) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Australian Jesuits (Australia)
  • Austrian Bishops Conference (Austria)
  • Balally parish (Ireland) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Bank für Kirche und Caritas eG (Germany)
  • Bank im Bistum Essen eG (Germany)
  • Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera (Austria)
  • Broederlijk Delen (Belgium)
  • CAFOD (UK)
  • Capítulo Argentina – Movimiento Católico Mundial por el Clima
  • Capuchin Charities (Kenya) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Caritas Asia (Thailand) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Caritas Australia (Australia)
  • Caritas India (India)
  • Caritas Internationalis (Vatican City)
  • Caritas Italy (Italy)
  • Caritas Norway (Norway)
  • Caritas Philippines (Philippines)
  • Caritas Singapore (Singapore)
  • Catholic Action for Animals (UK)
  • Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (Philippines)
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton (US)
  • Catholic Church in Greece (Greece)
  • Catholic Laity Council of the Archdiocese of Jos (Nigeria)
  • Catholic Parish cluster St Pius, St. Mary, St. Anthony (US)
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Kenya)
  • Catholic Welfare and Development (South Africa)
  • Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa – Kenya
  • CatholicNetwork.us (US)
  • CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France)
  • CEDEHU – Centro de Desarrollo Humano (Mexico) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Center for Action and Contemplation (USA)
  • China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (China)
  • Christian Brothers European Province (Ireland)
  • Christian Life Community (Australia)
  • Christian Life Community (Australia)
  • Church Women United in New York State (US)
  • Claretian Missionaries (Sri Lanka) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Colegio de Graduados en Cooperativismo y Mutualismo (Argentina) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • COMECE – Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (Belgium) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Comissão Arquidiocesana de Justiça e Paz de Luanda (Angola) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Communauté Mission de France (France)
  • Confederación Interamericana de Educación Católica – CIEC (Colombia)
  • Congregation of Jesus, English Province (UK)
  • Congregation of Our Lady, Canonesses of St Augustine (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Creation Justice Commission (Malaysia) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Creedon Educational Trust (Ireland)
  • Cristo Misionero del Padre (Peru) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Diocese de São José dos Campos (Brazil)
  • Diocese of Arundel & Brighton (UK)
  • Diocese of Assisi (Italy)
  • Diocese of Caserta (Italy)
  • Diocese of Civitavecchia and Tarquinia (Italy)
  • Diocese of Eisenstadt (Austria)
  • Diocese of Feldkirch (Austria)
  • Diocese of Graz-Seckau (Austria)
  • Diocese of Gubbio (Italy)
  • Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt (Austria)
  • Diocese of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Diocese of Lancaster (UK)
  • Diocese of Linz (Austria)
  • Diocese of Middlesbrough (UK)
  • Diocese of Ossory (Ireland)
  • Diocese of Padua (Italy)
  • Diocese of Pescara (Italy)
  • Diocese of San Carlos (Philippines)
  • Diocese of Savona – Noli (Italy)
  • Diocese of St. Pölten (Austria)
  • Diocese of the Holy Spirit of Umuarama in Paraná (Brazil)
  • Diocese of Victoria (Spain) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • DKM Darlehnskasse Münster eG (Germany)
  • Dochters der Liefde – Filles de la Charité (Belgium)
  • Dominican Sisters of mary (Uganda) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • English Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers (Ireland) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Environmental Science For Social Change (Philippines)
  • Episcopal Commision for Justice and Peace (Bangladesh)
  • Episcopal Conference of Belgium (Belgium)
  • FADICA – Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (US) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Federation of Christian Organisations for the International Voluntary Service (FOCSIV) (Italy)
  • Focolare Movement (Italy)
  • Fondazione MAGIS (Italy)
  • Forum Internazionale Azione Cattolica (Italy) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Franciscan Friars TOR Society (Bangladesh)
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa (Zambia) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Franciscan Servants of Mary Queen of love (Kenya) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Franciscan Sisters Minoress (UK)
  • Franciscan Sisters of Mary (USA)
  • Gasthuiszusters Augustinessen van Leuven (Belgium)
  • Georgetown University (USA)
  • Go Green Save Environments (Malawi)
  • Greenaccord onlus (Italy)
  • Grupo ecológico Salesiano ECOMA (República Dominicana) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Hermanitas de la Asunción (Spain)
  • Human Life International Kenya (Kenya)
  • Il Dialogo (Italy)
  • Indian Catholic Matters (India)
  • Institut Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Montréal (Canada)
  • Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (Australia)
  • International Association of World Peace Advocates (Nigeria)
  • Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (Ireland)
  • Italian Jesuits (Italy)
  • Jesuit Conference of Africa – Justice and Ecology Office (Kenya)
  • Jesuit European Social Centre (Belgium)
  • Jesuit Province in Upper Canada (Canada)
  • Jesuits in Britain (UK)
  • JPIC Commission USG-UISG (Italy) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Justice and Peace National Commission (Portugal)
  • Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS) – Caritas Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Kikandwa Environmental Association (Uganda) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Lay Dominicans (Rwanda)
  • Lega consumatori (Italy)
  • Little Company of Mary, Irish Province (Ireland)
  • Little Sisters of St. Joseph (Kenya) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Marino Institute of Education Trust Fund (Ireland)
  • Marist Sisters (Australia)
  • MASCI (Italy)
  • MASCI Umbria (Italy)
  • Mercedarias Misioneras de Berriz (International)
  • Mercy International Association (Ireland)
  • MGR Foundation (USA)
  • Military diocese of Austria (Austria)
  • Mill Hill Missionaries (British Region) (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) – International
  • Missionarissen van Scheut (Belgium)
  • Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (UK)
  • Missionary Sisters of St Columban (Ireland)
  • Missionary Society of St. Columban (International)
  • Monastery of St Alphonsus (Ireland) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Movimento Cristiano Lavoratori (Italy)
  • Netwerk Rechtvaardigheid en Vrede (Belgium)
  • Newman University (UK)
  • Nomadelfia (Italy)
  • Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro (Spain) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Oekologia (France)
  • Oikocredit Belgium (Belgium)
  • Ong Ambiental Cima (Argentina) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Passionists of Holy Hope Province (Netherlands)
  • Pax Christi Düren (Germany)
  • Pax Christi Vlaanderen (Belgium)
  • Pax-Bank eG (Germany)
  • Potencialidades y Centro de Paz Jardín del Corazón (Argentina) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Presentation Congregation Queensland (Australia)
  • Presentation Sisters Wagga Wagga (Australia)
  • Presentation Sisters, English Province
  • Presentation Sisters, North East Province (Ireland)
  • Presentation Sisters, South West Unit (Ireland)
  • Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea (Australia and Papua New Guinea)
  • Pro Civitate Christiana (Italy)
  • Proclade Perú-Bolivia (Peru) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • RAAD Red Argentina de Ambiente y Desarrollo (Argentina)
  • RELAI (Argentina)
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (International)
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Kenya) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Religious Sisters of Charity, English/Scottish Province (UK)
  • Rete Interdiocesana Nuovi Stili di Vita (Italy)
  • Sacro Convento (Italy)
  • Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco–Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Milan and Naples (Italy)
  • Salvatorianen (Belgium)
  • Scarboro Missions (Canada)
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame (International)
  • Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Scotland)
  • Secours Catholique (France)
  • Secretariado Latinoamericano MIEC-JEC (Ecuador)
  • Serafico Institute (Italy)
  • SICSAL – Servicio Internacional Cristiano de Solidaridad con los pueblos de América Latina «Óscar Romero» (Colombia) – NEW (Nov
  • 2020)
  • Sierra Leone Young Christian Student movement (Sierra Leone)
  • Siloe Monastic Community (Italy)
  • Sisters Clarissen of Ostend (Belgium)
  • Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary (Belgium)
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (US)
  • Sisters of Loretto (USA)
  • Sisters of Mercy Learning and Spiritual Centre (Kenya) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province (Ireland and Northern Ireland)
  • Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (Ireland) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Sisters of Saint Francis (US)
  • Sisters of St Josephs of Peace (UK Province)
  • Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt (US)
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery (Ireland)
  • Sisters of the Holy Cross (English Province) (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Smiling Simon Greenbuild Foundation (Nigeria)
  • Social Justice Ireland (Ireland)
  • Society of the Sacred Heart (England and Wales Province) (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Southern Synod (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • SSM Health (USA)
  • St Joseph’s Province of the Congregation of the Passion–English Province of the Passionists (UK)
  • St Mary of the Angels J&P Group (UK)
  • St Mary’s Walthamstow (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • St.Joseph Church (India) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • St.Patrick Missionary Society (Ireland)
  • Steyler Ethik Bank (Germany)
  • Technologies for the Economical Development (Lesotho) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis (Cameroon)
  • Thames North Synod (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • The Catherine Donnelly Foundation (Canada)
  • The Global Catholic Climate Movement (Italy)
  • The Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit (Global, General Curia)
  • The Order of St Augustine – Irish Province (Ireland)
  • The Passionists–Holy Spirit Province (Australia, NZ, PNG and Vietnam)
  • The Sisters of St Andrew in England (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Trees for Uganda (Uganda)
  • Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford (United Kingdom) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Trocaire (Ireland)
  • Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (International)
  • University of Dayton (USA)
  • Ursulines of Chatham (Canada)
  • Vasco de Quiroga: Presencia en el Siglo XXI (Mexico) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Vicariaat Vlaams-Brabant – Mechelen (Belgium)
  • Welzijnszorg (Belgium)
  • Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (USA)
  • World Apostolate of Fatima (Pakistan)
  • World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (Italy) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • YouFra Uganda (Uganda) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Žít Laudato si’ Česká republika (Czech Republic) – NEW (Nov 2020)
  • Zusters van de Bermhertigheid (Belgium)
  • Zusters van Maria (Belgium)