Seattle Divestment Forum 2013

Climate change represents the single greatest long-term threat to our cities and citizens. And divestment, a strategy pioneered in this country during the antiapartheid movement, is a powerful tool that we can use in this fight. The Seattle Divestment Forum was the first of its kind, bringing together city staff and financial leaders all dedicated to implementing fossil fuel divestment. The goal of the meeting was to provide cities, many of which have already pledged to divest, with the concrete tools to implement it.

All presentations and Briefing Book materials, as well as information about the attendees and our sponsors, are below.


Presentations and Briefing Book


Divya Mankikar  TruCost [video]

Mark Campanale  Carbon Tracker Initiative [video]


Ken Locklin Impax Asset Management [video]


Thomas Van Dyck   RBC Wealth Management [video]

Will Lana    Trillium Asset Management [video]

Leslie Samuelrich       Green Century Capital Management [video]


Craig Metrick  Mercer [video]


Eric Smith     Goodfunds Wealth Management [video]



Pathway to a Fossil Free Portfolio, Thomas Van Dyck, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Fiduciary Considerations: Practices & Resources, Eric Smith, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Green Century, Leslie Samuelrich, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Fiduciary Considerations: Seattle Divestment Forum, Craig Metrick, October 18th, 2013. Read more.

Linking Financial and Environmental Performance: What can Public Pensions Funds Do?, Divya Mankikar, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Investment Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment, Ken Locklin, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

The Seattle Divestment Forum: Choices for a Responsible Investor, Will Lana. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Unpacking Divestment Risk: An empirical Look at the Level of Risk Inherent in Divestment, Thomas Kuh, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Seattle Divestment Forum, Daniel Kern, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Quantifying the Future Risk & Upside Potential of climate Change in Capital Markets, Paul Herman, October 18th, 2013. Read more. Seattle, WA.

Mark Campanale, Mark Campanale, October 19th, 2013. Read more.

Follow-up to the Board’s Annual Governance Policy Work Study Sessions, Santa Clara Valley Water District, August 27th, 2013. Read more.

Resolution urging the Retirement Board of the Employees’ Retirement, City of San Francisco, August 23rd, 2013. Read more.

Model Ordinance: Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies, ALICE, January 1st, 2014. Read more.

Resolution Divesting the City of XXXX from publicly-traded fossil-fuel companies, ALICE, January 1st, 2014. Read more.

Resolution declaring the intention of the City of XXXX to refrain from investing in publicly-traded, Mayors Innovation Project, January 1st, 2014. Read more.

Resolution Divesting the City of XXXX from publicly-traded fossil-fuel companies, Mayors Innovation Project, January 1st, 2014. Read more.

Resolution of the Ann Arbor Energy Commission to City Council, City of Ann Arbor, January 1st, 2014. Read more.


Geeta Aiyer, President & Founder, Boston Common Asset Management
John Avalos, Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Mark Bagley, Director, Western Washington University
Meredith Benton, Vice President, Boston, MA
Mark Brovak, Director, Western Washington University
Mark Campanale, Founder, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Jay Carmona, Divestment Campaign Manager,
Jean Carter, Director, Wester Washington University
Jennifer cooperman, City Treasurer, city of Portland, OR
Brendan DeMelle, Executive Director, DeSmogBlog
Christine Denis, Credit Analyst, King County, WA
Larry Dohrs, Vice President, Newground Social Investment
Brett Fleishman, Senior Analyst,
Danielle Fugere, President, As You Sow
Vincent Galindo, Advisor, Arnerich Massena
Eric Gimon, Family Council Member, Flora Family Foundation
KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Solutions
Erin Gray, Marketing & Strategic Analysis, Green Century Funds
Greg Hanscom, Senior Editor, Grist
Brad Harrison, Mission Related Investment Analyst, Threshold Group
Samnuel Hekcer, VP, Municipal Credit Analyst, SNW Asset Management
Bob Helmuth, SVP Stakeholder Relations, PAX World Investments
Jamie Henn, Founder,
Bruce Herbert, Chief Executive, Newground Social Investment
R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Inc.
John Huber, Portfolio Manager, Wall Street Associates
James Irwin, Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project
Daniel Kern, President and CIO, Advisor Partners
Rob Knowles, Director of Marketing, Wall Street Associates
Cynthia Kocher, Financial Advisor, LPL Financial
Jonas Kron, Director, shareholder, Advocacy, Trillium Asset Management
Thomas Kuh, Business Director, MSCI
Wil Lama, Senior Vice President, Trillium Asset Management
Michael Lazarus, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute
Hung Le, Student Leader, Western Washington University
Alex Lenferna, Executive Committee/PhD Student, University of Washington Divest/Philosphy Department
Ken Locklin, Managing Director, Impax Asset Management
Kristi Lynett, Sustainability Manager, City of Tacoma, WA
Bruce MacDonald, Managing Partner, Crayna Capital
Carol Malnick, Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management
Divya Mankikar, Vice President, North America, Trucost
Bob Massie, President, New Economics Institute
Kris McCabe, National Director – Sales and Marketing, Advisor Partners
Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle, WA
Amy McIlvaine, Board Member, Sustainable Connections
Craig Metrick, Principal & US Head of Responsible Investiment, Mercer
Richard Mott, Director of Environment, Wallace Global Fund
Jonathan Naimon, Managing Director, Light Green Advisors
Mike O’Brien, Councilmember, City of Seattle, WA
Tim O’Donnell, Senior vice President, Fund Evaluation Group
Michael Palmieri, Director of Marketing, Fossil Free Indexes LLC
Kitty Piercy, Mayor, City of Eugene, OR
Jeremy Pollock, Legislative Aide, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Maura Rendes, board Chair, Responsible Endowments Coalition
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Kyle Richmond, County Supervisor, Dane County Board, Madison, WI
Carolina Samudio-Ortega, Marketing Coordinator, Jamaica Plain, NorthStar Asset Management
Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management
Brian Schmidt, Board Director, District 7, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose, CA
Marina Scott, Treasurer, Salt Lake City Corp.
Andy Shrader, Deputy of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
Eric Smith, Director of Strategy, Goodfunds Weatlh Management
Mike Smith, Chief Investment Officer, King County, WA
Rachael Stoeve, Editorial Intern, YES! Magazine
Eddy Ury, Student Leader, Western Washington University
Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Alison Van Gorp, Senior Advisor, City of Seattle, WA
Philip Varnum, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, The Lemelson Foundation
Clara Vondrich, Account Director for Climate and Energy, Fenton Communications
Jon Warnow, Founder,
Marguerite Young, Capital Stewardship Policy Coordinator, SEIU
Seth Yurdin, Majority Leader, City Council, City of Providence, RI