Bill Gates’ dirty secret
To Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
You have made a huge contribution to human progress and equality. Yet investments in fossil fuels are putting this progress at great risk. In this time of climate crisis, it is morally and financially misguided to invest in companies dedicated to finding and burning more oil, gas and coal. Many philanthropic organisations are divesting from fossil fuels. We ask you to do the same.
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The Guardian newspaper has just called him out on it, and a fast-growing global movement is demanding that Gates divests from fossil fuels. The Avaaz community could tip the balance, and persuade him to dump his billion dollar investment in dirty shares -- sending a powerful signal to the world that the switch to 100% Clean is underway.
Climate change threatens to derail Bill Gates' vision for a fairer, more prosperous world. With fossil fuel companies actively blocking climate action, Gates' investment is a deadly double-standard. Together we can persuade him to dump his dirty energy shares. When the campaign is massive, we’ll bring survivors of climate disasters to meet with Bill Gates' team. Sign now.