Divest Waterloo is partnering with CIGI to host an evening with Jeff Rubin, a world-leading energy expert and former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. As a senior fellow CIGI, Jeff has written extensively on the future of the Canadian oil sands and the financial imperative to shift our economy away from fossil fuel dependence. Jeff will be speaking at CIGI to address pension fund managers, members of the finance and insurance industries, and the general public about the financial case for divesting from fuels.
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.