University of Warwick divests from fossil fuels

The University of Warwick has committed to not invest in fossil fuels. The Council will revise its ‘Socially Responsible Investment Policy’ in order to achieve the commitment. The decision comes after […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The University of Warwick has committed to not invest in fossil fuels.

The Council will revise its ‘Socially Responsible Investment Policy’ in order to achieve the commitment.

The decision comes after a meeting with students who encouraged the university to not invest in coal.

Sir George Cox, the Chair of the University Council said: “Warwick’s students are global citizens who seek to challenge all of us to consider and reflect on how we as a community can have an impact on this issue both together and as individuals.

“Throughout the discussions leading up to today our students have presented clear arguments that they wanted the Council to hear and take seriously and they can be assured by the outcome of our meeting today that the Council has done so.”

The University of Warwick  joins other institutions which have committed to divest from fossil fuels, including Oxford University, The University of Edinburgh and London School of Medicine.