Divest / Divestment

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The sale of an asset for social or political goals. Examples of divestment include the selling of South African assets during the apartheid era or, more recently, investments in fossil fuel-related assets. In many regions, local legislation drives divestment guidelines, which can influence the extent to which public funds can or cannot invest in certain regions. Divestment is also sometimes known as divestiture.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment explanation