University of Cambridge

Divestment Commitment partial
Divested from coal and tar sands but not other Fossil Fuels.

Fossil Free Scorecard: University of Cambridge


Invested in fossil fuels. That’s 6.4% of total endowment fund of £5,900,000,000
Data estimated from other available data

Research funding

£18,154,516 Research funding from fossil fuel industry, including: BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil

£24,922,562 Public-funded research into fossil fuel industry.

£10,516,911 Research funding into renewables industry since 2001.

Fossil Fuel Industry Links

received in donations from fossil fuel industry 2009-2014 including BP, Shell, Gazprom.


Barclays £255.9m in bank ATMs on campus
Note: Fossil fuel extraction research funding does not include all publically funded oils and gas research. Data will be available soon.
Note: Rather than divesting the university has 'blacklisted' coal and tar sand companies - this is weaker than a commitment to never invest in them again.

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