Catholic Fossil-Free Pledge
The Global Catholic Climate Movement encourages all types of Catholic organizations to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of their ethical investment commitments, to respond to the Pope’s Laudato Si’ encyclical and the COP21 statement of Catholic Bishops from all continents. This is an invitation to join the larger Divest-Invest group of nearly 700 institutions who control over $5 trillion in assets and have committed to divest (for more info:

This pledge can be signed both by Catholic institutions who have never invested in fossil fuels and by Catholic institutions deciding to remove their funds from fossil fuel companies.
In this latter case of divestment, by signing this pledge, a Catholic institution commits to avoid investing in fossil fuel extractive companies. Note: this is a pledge to divest within 5 years, so it's fine to sign it even if your organization hasn't implemented the divestment decision yet.
By signing this pledge you agree to GCCM posting your organization's name in the Catholic Divest-Invest Hub:

For more information, please contact Cecilia Dall'Oglio:

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General Information about your institution
Please provide a short description about your institution making reference to approximate data (e.g. number of religious persons, students, countries ) useful for press information.
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Please write a brief written statement (~150 words) on your organization's motivation for divesting from fossil fuels. This statement will be included in the press release of the next joint announcement. GCCM staff will contact you ahead of the announcement with more details.
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[Optional] What is your total asset base?
Journalists usually are interested in the size of the combined asset base of all Catholic institutions divesting.
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