Our open letter and Divest Surrey petition has been covered by Surrey Live.
SPAN member and former senior investment banker, Jenny Condit, is quoted in the article:
"Owning shares is not only a financial activity. When you own shares in a company, you own part of the company – you are actively supporting the activities of that company.
We now know that the activities of fossil fuel companies are the single greatest contributor to climate breakdown. Why would we want our money to be used to damage our environment?
Fossil fuel share prices have been falling for years, and now, in the past few months, fossil fuel companies have slashed tens of billions off their balance sheets in recognition of their permanent reduction in value."