More and more of our universities are divesting from fossil fuels, thanks to the incredible campaign work of students and officers across the UK.
The next question is: What do we do with our money instead?
Our new briefing on positive investments, written in collaboration with Community Reinvest, gives you loads of good ideas about how you can use money you’ve divested to fund the renewable future we want to see.
We have a huge list of suggestions of projects and funds you can move your money into, from on-campus renewables projects, to ethical bonds and equity investments. Not only can these investments transform our energy system, they can also give great returns.
Here’s just three examples:
With some of the world’s biggest coal companies going bust this year, and renewables continuing to get stronger and stronger, there’s never been a more sensible time to shift investments away from climate disaster, and into a prosperous, sustainable future.
Some institutions are trying to resist divestment because they think there aren’t any other options. Our resource proves that they’re wrong. What’s more, 85 per cent of students think their institution should invest in renewables. It’s time to Divest-Invest.
We hope you find this a useful document for winning the arguments on divestment, and helping you to think creatively about positive reinvestment.