The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada

Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Signature Lecture

The call for divestment from fossil fuels has traditionally been pitched to protect the future wealth of pensioners and other long-term investors. But the time frames for action have shifted markedly over the last two years, with the collapse in coal, oil and natural gas prices already triggering a massive decline in the equity valuations of fossil fuel producers.

Join us for a public lecture on divestment from fossil fuels by Jeff Rubin, CIGI senior fellow, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, and thought leader on the economics of energy sources. Jeff will speak about the research presented in his CIGI paper on divestment, as well the recent spate of major international investors who have pulled up stakes from the Canadian oil sands. A question period will follow.

This event is held in partnership with Divest Waterloo.

The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in the CIGI Foyer.

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