Most simply, divestment is the opposite of investment. It is the process of selling off stocks, bonds or other investments for either moral, political or financial reasons.

Divestment is known as an effective tactic for creating positive change. Famous examples include divestment from South Africa in the former era of apartheid, divestment of the Arms Trade, and Tobacco industry divestment.

Future Super is part of the fossil-fuel divestment movement and is Australia's first fossil-fuel free super fund.