Tags: Energy, Market Research, Research, Wealth Creation
Client Name: Ford Foundation, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
Location: Kentucky, North Carolina
Resource Type: Report
Author Org: Croatan Institute
Author: Joshua Humphreys, Becky Johnson, Kristin Lang, David Roswell, Sandra Korn
This paper by the Croatan Institute was commissioned by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED). The paper addresses the effect that the growing movement for divestment from fossil fuels and investment in more sustainable and lower-carbon opportunities has had on the Appalachian region. The report provides background on divestment trends as well as insights into the diverse ways that various kinds of investors are approaching fossil-fuel divestment and fossil-free reinvestment. It specifically analyzes the potential opportunity that divestment presents for place-based reinvestment into frontline communities in the region.