disinvestment

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Disinvestment

A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company's decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Disinvestment

The sale or elimination of a department, subsidiary, or any other major investment. Disinvestment is most common when a company must raise capital quickly to finance new operations or pay a certain liability, or when it determines that the investment is unlikely to become or remain profitable in the future.

disinvestment

Divestiture, liquidation, or sale of a segment of a firm. Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business or a firm's need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business.

disinvestment

  1. 1a decrease in a country's CAPITAL STOCK that occurs when there is insufficient new INVESTMENT to cover CAPITAL CONSUMPTION/DEPRECIATION

    (capital lost because of wear and tear).

  2. the sale or closure by a firm of part of its business. See DIVESTMENT.
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Emulating the successful South African antiapartheid divestment campaigns of the 1980s and 1990s, Mountain Justice targeted their university's endowment.
In the case of the US-based Sudan divestment campaign, Patey (2009, 552) notes that "the campaign was ill-conceived to influence its primarily Asian targets.
I would say it's absolutely working," says Jay Carmona, national divestment campaign manager with 350.
The Stranded Assets Programme at Oxford University studies the effects that divestment campaigns can have on the financial wellbeing of targeted industries.
In her mind, divestment campaigns have the ability to offer strong solidarity by targeting the corporations trying to develop in her traditional territories.
Momentum for the fossil fuel divestment campaign grew slowly all spring.
Economically speaking, more effective than a divestment campaign would be a gas boycott; though it would be next to impossible given the current structure of our transportation sector.
The New York demonstration is a part of national divestment campaign initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace which saw similar actions in twenty cities nationwide marking the day of TIAA-CREF's annual shareholder meeting, held this year in Charlotte, NC.
With tactics including the boycott of Israeli settlement products and an international divestment campaign, it has captured the imagination of local groups, international activists and Israeli peace supporters.
Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) has launched a divestment campaign, under which it plans to sell non-core assets, hoping to generate between USD2bn (EUR1.
A divestment campaign from companies that have financial dealings with Sudan has been launched in different parts of the world particularly in the US.