Shorting our security05 June 2019
Financing the companies that make nuclear weapons
A new report in the series 'Don't Bank on the Bomb' on investments in producers of nuclear arms.
This report examines investments made in companies that are involved in the nuclear weapons industry. The report shows that the number of investors continues to drop, yet the amount of money invested is increasing.
Nearly one hundred financial institutions have ended their relationship with the nuclear weapons industry since late 2017. At the same time, other financial institutions have begun to finance companies that produce (key components for) nuclear weapons. Nearly one third of all financial institutions listed in the previous update of this research no longer have any investments at all, demonstrating that there are options in the market to allow any investor to both do well, and do good.