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Divestment commitments

Here is a detailed list of the university commitments, as well as links to publicly available Ethical/Socially Responsible Investment Policies.

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Types of commitment:

Full (divestment from all fossil fuel companies)

Partial (coal & tar sands only)

Coal, tar sands and oil only

Coal only

 

University

Date

Divest

Reinvest?

Explicit fossil fuel exclusions in policy?

Timeframe

Publicly available policy?

Abertay University

November, 2016

Full

No

No

3 years

Yes

Aberystwyth University

January, 2020

Full

No

No

Immediate

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

Yes

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

Yes

Unspecified

Yes

Glyndwr University

August, 2017

Full

No

Yes

N/A

Yes

Goldsmiths, University of London

August, 2019

Full

No

No

Immediate

Yes

Heriot-Watt University

October, 2015

Coal & tar sands

No

No

Immediate

Yes

Keele University

January, 2019

Full

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Kings College London

March, 2017

Full

Yes

Yes

5 years

Yes

Leeds Trinity University

November, 2019

Full

No

No

N/A

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

November, 2019

Full

No

No

5 years

Yes

Newman University

August, 2017

Full

No

Yes

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

No

Unspecified

No

Queen Mary University London

May, 2016

Full

No

Yes

Unspecified

Yes

Queens University Belfast

May, 2017

Full

No

Yes

8 years

Yes

Sheffield Hallam University

January, 2016

Full

No

No

N/A

Yes

SOAS, University of London

March, 2015

Full

Yes

Yes

3 years (COMPLETE)

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, 2019

Full

No

Yes

By the end of 2019

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, 2018

Full

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

Yes

Unspecified

Yes

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

No

Immediate

Yes

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

August, 2019

Full

No

Yes

3 years

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 Reading

February, 2020

Full

Yes

No

Unspecified

Yes

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

No

N/A

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 of Scotland

November, 2016

Full

No

N/A

Unspecified

No

University of Ulster

August, 2019

Full

No

Yes

Unspecified

Yes

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

University of York

October, 2019

Full

No

No

Immediate

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

Last updated: 11th February 2020.