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Divestment vs. Disinvestment

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Divestmentnoun

(finance) The sale or other disposal of some kind of asset.

β€˜The fossil fuel divestment movement is calling on institutions to divest from the companies causing climate change.’;

Disinvestmentnoun

The process of disinvesting; negative investment.

Divestmentnoun

The act of divesting.

Disinvestmentnoun

the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation

Divestment

In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm. A divestment is the opposite of an investment.

Disinvestment

Disinvestment refers to the use of a concerted economic boycott to pressure a government, industry, or company towards a change in policy, or in the case of governments, even regime change. The term was first used in the 1980s, most commonly in the United States, to refer to the use of a concerted economic boycott designed to pressure the government of South Africa into abolishing its policy of apartheid.

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