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Withdrawal of capital investment from a company or country.


(ˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst mənt)

the withdrawal of funds invested in a property, foreign country, etc.
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Noun1.disinvestment - the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation
withdrawal - the act of taking out money or other capital


[ˌdɪsɪnˈvestmənt] Ndesinversión f
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The current university divestment campaign is another part of CPD's larger strategy to aid Puerto Rico, with the federal government as the ultimate target.
The quadrupling in organizations in five months offers "clear evidence that the fossil fuel divestment movement is growing in strength and momentum" among Catholics, said Cecilia Dall'Oglio, European programs manager for Global Catholic Climate Movement who is heading up its divestment campaign, in an email.
It occurred to us that divestment as a demand could be a useful way for us to get a toehold on the issue in our little corner of the world," says William Lawrence, one of five founding members of the Mountain Justice divestment campaign.
The Carbon Divestment Campaign, which challenges carbon-based companies such as oil companies to transition toward more renewable energy sources, is an example of such advocacy, said Drum.
The FFNAU campaign is currently the only divestment campaign in Arizona, and is unique for its commitment to building meaningful partnerships with non-campus communities.
During the upstream oil-and-gas- assets divestment campaign that was witnessed in Nigeria between 2010 and 2013, Nigerian banks lent huge sums to many indigenous oil companies and also helped to close some high-profile offshore financing.
One social movement aiming to accelerate it further is the fossil fuel divestment campaign.
During the day stalls and talks will focus on the Wakefield Socialist History Society, Planet Festival and the UN climate change talks, the fossil fuel divestment campaign and also Huddersfield Keep Our NHS Public.
It comes as the oil and gas industry is caught in a growing divestment campaign that urges investors to withdraw from fossil fuel companies because of their carbon emissions.
This was the virtually unanimous conclusion of a debate between self-declared responsible investors on the fossil fuel divestment campaign.
The move by the Church of England comes as part of a global divestment campaign which has seen universities including Stanford in California, the University of Glasgow and SOAS in London, the World Council of Churches and the British Medical Association moving against investment in some or all fossil fuels.
The divestment campaign gathered steam in 2008 and 2009, and received a federal stamp of approval in 2010 with passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, which encouraged states to pass such measures.