Energy produced from fossil fuels – coal, oil, and natural gas – is a leading contributor to climate change. Furthermore throughout the fossil fuel supply chain, hazardous materials are released that pose serious health and environmental risks to local communities.
As public harms continue to mount from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, the economic viability of such fuels, which were once a cornerstone of our 20th century economy, begins to erode, and the reality of destructive climate change becomes inescapable, now is a key moment for energy investors and the public at large to press companies to move proactively toward a clean, sustainable, and equitable energy future. By pushing for increased transparency and responsible long-term planning, As You Sow fights to ensure investors can adequately assess climate-related risks in their portfolio companies. Our work covers influential players across the energy arena and addresses the significant, complex issues challenging those companies.