Divestment for Change?

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The United Nations Climate Summit begins in New York tomorrow. Some climate change protesters are taking to the streets, while others are using financial pressure. Student groups at several universities are asking their schools to divest from oil and gas companies -- and the movement got a boost today. The Rockefeller family announced that its charitable fund will no longer invest in fossil fuel companies. But is divestment an effective strategy for change?

Credits

Guest:
Scott Jaschik - editor, Inside Higher Ed - @scottjaschik

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott