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Many Mason faculty and staff would like to divest their retirement portfolios from anything that supports the fossil fuel industry or invests in future carbon production, distribution, or consumption. Unfortunately, Mason’s new retirement options make it difficult for faculty and staff to de-carbonize their portfolios. We anticipate that most employees will choose the first two “tiers” which follow a more hands-off, “set it and forget it” investment style. As you can see below, none of the TIAA or Fidelty funds in the first tier (“do it for me”) offer low-carbon or no-carbon investment options.