What Does My State Treasurer Have to Do with Climate Change?

An oil tanker and young people drenched in fake ‘oil’ were pulled down the Capital Mall in Sacramento to protest CalSTRS $6 billion investment in fossil fuel holdings. Peg Hunter CC by NC 2.0 State treasurers can be the forgotten children of public office. They don’t tend to have the name recognition of a governor […]

What Does My State Treasurer Have to Do with Climate Change?

State treasurers manage their state’s investments, which means they’re making big decisions about where big budget items, like public pensions, are being held. Treasurers are seeing that demands for climate action can’t wait, and they’re in a position to pressure fossil fuel company investors to finally vote for serious climate leaders and all-important climate risk […]