Examples from the Web for divestment
But when it comes to energy, divestment from coal or fossil fuels is much more symbolic—and not very meaningful.
Divestment may an appealing short-term action for people concerned with the effects of coal and fossil fuels on the environment.
And in the case of South Africa, the divestment effort helped hasten the demise of an evil regime.
Given the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) platform, probably not.'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations|Mira Sucharov|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This year has seen some notable victories for the pro-Palestine boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.
But in a slack and unreflecting fashion the divestment has gone on until the aggregate effect is unmistakable.
Word Origin and History for divestment
c.1600, from divest on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961.
Culture definitions for divestment
The act of a corporation or conglomerate in getting rid of a subsidiary company or division. In a tactic to pressure South Africa to end apartheid, during the 1980s many Americans and Europeans urged divestiture on corporations doing business in South Africa.