Divest New York’s Common Retirement Fund from Fossil Fuel Companies

The New York State Comptroller should divest the Common Retirement Fund from its holdings in the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies. Divestment from coal companies should be completed within one year, and from all other fossil fuel companies by January 1, 2022. The state should not invest funds in companies that are destroying our communities and quality of life through enviromental distruction and climate change. Investing in fossil fuels is becoming increasingly risky as the world transitions to clean, renewable energy.