Divestment is No Grand Gesture

This briefing by Dr David McCoy provides a structured and detailed examination of the arguments used by Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust) and Charlie Jeffery (University of Edinburgh) to support continued investment in fossil fuel companies and ‘stakeholder...

Divestment is no ‘Grand Gesture’

According to Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust, the Guardian’s “Keep in the Ground” campaign to promote divestment from fossil fuel companies is merely a “grand gesture” that can be made only once. At one level, he is right. The financial impact of the...

Is the Harvard School of Public Health Afraid of Politics?

To no one’s surprise, the Lancet-Oslo Commission did not withdraw its disappointing recommendations on global governance for health. In an earlier blog, I criticised the Commission’s failure to act on its own analysis of the impact of politics and power disparities on...