TIAA-Divest!’s National Month of Action: April 2022

Over sixty people participated in the multi-phased demonstration in Manhattan. First, nine activists wearing “TIAA Divest from Climate Chaos” and “Stop Land Grabs” t-shirts delivered the petition, with 21,739 signatures, addressed to TIAA CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett. The petition calls on the retirement giant to halt new investments in fossil fuels; fully divest from fossil fuels by 2025; and immediately stop TIAA’s acquisition of farm and timberland around the world, which is contributing to land grabs, deforestation, and environmental destruction, a major driver of the worsening climate crisis… Click here to learn about additional actions nationwide!

TIAA-Divest! is committed to stopping retirement giant TIAA (Teacher Insurance Annuity Association)  from financing climate destruction.

 TIAA manages $1.3 trillion in assets and is one of the largest owners of farmland and timberland on the planet. Its clients are mostly universities and non-profits, and it brands itself as a socially responsible company. But TIAA is in fact investing billions of dollars in oil, coal and fracked gas. It also manages substantial investments in large-scale, high-emission agriculture and timber plantations, which have been especially damaging to Black farmers, communities of color and Indigenous Peoples.

We Demand that TIAA stop financing climate destruction!

TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association) offers educators, arts workers, scholars and others financial security at retirement. But they do it through investing in companies fueling environmental destruction.

In a time where fossil fuel investments are rapidly becoming stranded assets, and renewable energy solutions are recognized as our energy future, this is unacceptable. It’s up to you to demand that TIAA divest from fossil fuels and implement a no deforestation investment policy.

Campus Resolutions Calling On TIAA to Divest from Climate Destruction

TIAA-Divest works to empower educators, staff and students to organize and demand that TIAA stop financing fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure, deforestation and land grabs.

The following institutions have passed resolutions demanding that retirement savings not be used to finance these unethical and irresponsible activities:

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Resolutions Demanding TIAA Divestment To Date:

Why Divestment? Watch this 3 minute explainer.

Take Action

  • Sign our Divest petition to TIAA’s CEO
  • If you’d like to work with us on our campaign to stop TIAA’s climate destruction, Sign up!
  • Amplify our message! Link to this page and let the social media world know about TIAA’s deceptive practices.

Special Section for Educators, Researchers and Staff.

Learn how you can drive change at your institution.

 If you have questions, or would like to join our effort, get in touch