Campaign group Fossil Free Books wants literary festivals to use their "unique relationship" with Baillie Gifford to encourage it to divest from fossil fuels.
More than 50 authors due to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival have called on the event to drop Baillie Gifford as a sponsor if the firm continues to invest in fossil fuels.
Thunberg said she could not "attend an event which receives sponsorship from Baillie Gifford, who invest heavily in the fossil fuel industry."
The book festival will this year host climate activists including Greta Thunberg, but its sponsor, Baillie Gifford, has significant investments in firms involved in the coal, oil and gas sectors.
Scotland’s largest council pension funds have around £230m invested in Western companies continuing to operate in Russia almost a year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Day two of our investigation into Scotland's Carbon Credits reveals the major firms buying offsets produced on Scottish land.
Scotland’s two largest local government pension funds have nearly half a billion pounds invested in firms which are still doing business in Russia.
The pension fund for MSPs has divested from a Russian bank sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Edinburgh-based bank NatWest lent £3 billion to North Sea oil and gas firms between 2016 and 2021 prompting criticism from environmentalists.