Divestment serves two purposes. Firstly, divestment delegitimises those businesses that use investors' money to hunt for more coal, oil and gas that can't be burned if we want to live in a safe climate. In countries where the fossil fuel industry has a firm hold on all parts of the society (through lobbying, the funding fo think tanks etc.) divestment erodes the industry's dominance and creates the space needed for change to happen.
Secondly, divestment is most effective when coupled with re-investment. At Future Super it is our mission to ensure our members don't just combat the old, but they build the new. By allowing our members to invest in line with their values, Future Super aim's to fast track the transition away from coal.