NYU, as an international leader in the higher education sustainability movement, has made significant strides towards ensuring an equitable and just future for generations to come. Setting and achieving ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation targets, as well as developing comprehensive best practices, has made NYU a model for urban campus greening. By ensuring that NYU is not investing in the fossil fuel companies that directly oppose many of the goals and visions for sustainability held by NYU leadership, the university can take the next step in its legacy of planetary and social stewardship.
As students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni of NYU, we ask that NYU:1. Immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies.2. Divest from the top 200 publicly-traded and government owned fossil companies--which hold the vast majority of the world's proven coal, oil, and gas reserves--including direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds.