Webinar – Universities: The way to DivestInvest
Webinar – Universities: The way to DivestInvest

Bringing university endowments in line with carbon reduction goals through fossil fuel divestment

Speakers were:

Louise Ryan, Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin, Jon Gluyas, The Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Director of The Durham Energy Institute at Durham University, and Sian Ferguson, Trust Executive for Ashden Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, and JJ Charitable Trust, three of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.

We were joined by university bursars, administrators, faculty and students from the US, UK and South Africa.

Sian Ferguson gave an overview of the global importance and growth of the DivestInvest movement from an investor perspective, as well as the impact of the movement on universities and the vital role they have played. Jon Gluyas described the research process behind Durham University’s divestment decision, specifically speaking to the University’s communication with industry research partners and funders in the oil industry. Louise Ryan gave a review of Trinity College Dublin’s process of engaging with students, as well as an evaluation of the financial and social dimensions of fossil fuel divestment.

Listen to the full webinar on http://www.intentionalendowments.org/webinar_fossil_fuel_divestment_in_the_uk