5 February 2018

University of Edinburgh Divests all Fossil Fuels from £1bn Endowment

University of Edinburgh announced it would move its entire investment portfolio out of the fossil fuel industry over the next three years. The University currently holds £6.3million in fossil fuels companies: Total, Atlas Copco and BG Group. The University’s endowment is the third largest in the UK, behind Cambridge and Oxford, making the decision the largest full divestment of any UK university so far. This came after a long-running student campaign and the University's 2015 decision to divest from coal & tar sands following a 10-day occupation.