Divestment from fossil fuel companies: confluence between policy and strategic viewpoints

Martina K. Linnenluecke*, Cristyn Meath, Saphira Rekker, Baljit K. Sidhu, Tom Smith

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In October 2014, the Australian National University announced that it was divesting from seven fossil fuel-intensive companies. This announcement sparked an unprecedented response in the community, both positive and negative. We examine this decision, the divestment movement in general, the science behind the issue and strategic responses, both policy and organisational. We argue that a confluence between policy responses and organisational responses is beginning to emerge that will lead to greater action on climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-487
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • climate change
  • confluence
  • divestment
  • fossil fuels
  • policy
  • strategy


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