It is with great pleasure I can announce that your Students’ Union has divested its investment portfolio away from fossil fuels-based companies.
As a result of student activism, on 26th November 2015 at the 427th Union Council, Rachel Elves proposed a motion asking the Union to divest from fossil fuels; this motion was passed with an overwhelming majority.
Last year as the contract with our investment partner was coming to an end, your SU used this an opportunity to look for a new alternative partner, which we made clear would not be with companies who aren't green.
The great news is our return on investment from divestment from fossil fuel based companies has not taken a hit as a result of the change.
It’s a win-win.
- Ismail Sadurdeen, SU President & Emory Cunnington, ESJ Officer