Divest-Invest commitments

Analysis and list of the 76 university commitments to date - as of the 2nd April, 2019.

 

 

Types of commitment:

  1. Full (divestment from all fossil fuel companies)
  2. Coal & tar sands only, with one commitment to coal, tar sands & oil only
  3. Coal only

 

Analysis of commitment type:

Commitment Number Proportion
Full 52 68.42%
Partial 23 30.26%
Coal only 1 1.32%

 

Comprehensive list of commitments, including embedded links to publicly available ethical/socially responsible investment policies:

University Date Divest Reinvest Fossil fuel exclusion in policy? Timeframe Publicly available policy?
Abertay University November, 2016 Full No No 3 years Yes
Anglia Ruskin University March, 2018 Full No N/A N/A No
Arts University Bournemouth November, 2016 Full No N/A Unspecified No
Aston University November, 2016 Coal & tar sands No No Immediate Yes
Birmingham City University October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
Bournemouth University November, 2016 Full No No Unspecified Yes
Buckinghamshire New University June, 2018 Full No N/A Immediate No
Canterbury Christ Church University August, 2017 Full No Yes N/A Yes
Cardiff Metropolitan University November, 2016 Full No No Unspecified Yes
Cardiff University March, 2018 Full No No 3 years Yes
Cranfield University October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
De Montfort University October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No No Immediate Yes
Durham University March, 2018 Full Yes N/A Unspecified No
Glasgow Caledonian University October, 2017 Full No N/A Unspecified No
Glyndwr University August, 2017 Full No No N/A Yes
Goldsmiths, University of London November, 2016 Coal & tar sands No No Immediate Yes
Heriot-Watt University October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
Keele University January, 2019 Full Yes Yes N/A Yes
Kings College London March, 2017 Full Yes No 5 years Yes
London Metropolitan University October, 2017 Coal & tar sands No Yes Unspecified Yes
London School of Economics November, 2015 Coal & tar sands Yes Yes Progressive reduction Yes
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine May, 2015 Coal No N/A Immediate No
Loughborough University July, 2018 Full No N/A Unspecified No
Manchester Metropolitan University November, 2016 Full No Yes N/A Yes
Newcastle University May, 2016 Coal & tar sands No No 5 years Yes
Newman University August, 2017 Full No No N/A Yes
Northumbria University July, 2018 Full No Yes N/A Yes
Nottingham Trent University November, 2016 Full Yes Yes Unspecified Yes
Oxford Brookes University October, 2015 Full No N/A N/A No
Queen Margaret University April, 2015 Full No Yes Unspecified Yes
Queen Mary University London May, 2016 Full No No Unspecified Yes
Queens University Belfast May, 2017 Full No Yes 8 years Yes
Reading University October, 2017 Coal & tar sands No No Unspecified Yes
Sheffield Hallam University January, 2016 Full No No N/A Yes
SOAS, University of London March, 2015 Full Yes Yes 3 years Yes
Southampton Solent University January, 2017 Coal & tar sands No N/A Unspecified No
Swansea University March, 2019 Full No No 1 year Yes
University College London October, 2017 Coal & tar sands No No Unspecified Yes
University of Bath May, 2018 Full No No Unspecified Yes
University of Bedfordshire January, 2015 Full No Yes N/A Yes
University of Bristol March, 2017 Coal & tar sands Yes Yes 1 year Yes
University of Cambridge June, 2016 Coal & tar sands Yes No Unspecified Yes
University of Chester August, 2017 Full No No N/A Yes
University of Cumbria August, 2017 Full No N/A N/A No
University of East Anglia November, 2017 Full No N/A Immediate No
University of Edinburgh February, 2018 Full Yes Yes Immediate Yes
University of Essex February, 2019 Full No Yes Unspecified Yes
University of Exeter February, 2019 Coal & tar sands No N/A Unspecified No
University of Glasgow October, 2015 Full Yes No 10 years Yes
University of Gloucestershire May, 2018 Full Yes Yes Immediate Yes
University of Greenwich November, 2016 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
University of Huddersfield January, 2018 Full No No Immediate Yes
University of Kent November, 2016 Full No Yes Unspecified Yes
University of Leeds July, 2018 Coal & tar sands No No Unspecified Yes
University of Lincoln November, 2016 Full No No Unspecified Yes
University of Liverpool November, 2018 Coal & tar sands No Yes July, 2019 Yes
University of Nottingham April, 2018 Full No No 1 year Yes
University of Oxford May, 2015 Coal & tar sands No Yes N/A Yes
University of Portsmouth October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
University of Sheffield November, 2015 Full Yes No 1 year Yes
University of Southampton May, 2016 Coal & tar sands No N/A Unspecified No
University of St Andrews February, 2017 Full No No Immediate Yes
University of Stirling March, 2019 Full No No Unspecified Yes
University of Surrey October, 2015 Full No No Unspecified Yes
University of Sussex February, 2018 Full Yes Yes Immediate Yes
University of the Arts London October, 2015 Full No Yes Unspecified Yes
University of the Creative Arts August, 2017 Full No N/A N/A No
University of the West Scotland November, 2016 Full No N/A Unspecified No
University of Ulster February, 2019 Coal, tar sands & oil No N/A Unspecified No
University of Wales Trinity Saint David November, 2016 Full No Yes Unspecified Yes
University of Warwick August, 2015 Full No No 1 year Yes
University of Westminster October, 2015 Coal & tar sands No N/A Immediate No
University of Winchester August, 2017 Full Yes Yes N/A Yes
University of Worcester November, 2016 Full No No Unspecified Yes
Writtle College August, 2017 Full No N/A N/A No
York St John University August, 2017 Full No N/A N/A No