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Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment
July 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
In this webinar, participants will learn more about the DivestInvest movement and explore what factors led Durham University and Trinity College Dublin to make a commitment to fossil fuel divestment, what the expected process and timeframe is for divestment at each institution, and why it is important for universities to be involved in the DivestInvest movement.
Participants will hear from Ian Matthews, Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin, Jon Gluyas, The Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Director of The Durham Energy Institute at Durham University, and Sian Ferguson, Trust Executive for Ashden Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, and JJ Charitable Trust, three of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.
Sian Ferguson will kick off the discussion with an overview of the global importance and growth of the DivestInvest movement, as well as the impact of the movement on universities and the vital role they have played. Jon Gluyas will then discuss the research process behind Durham University’s divestment decision, specifically speaking to the University’s communication with industry research partners and funders in the oil industry. Ian Matthews will follow with a review of Trinity College Dublin’s process of engaging with students, as well as an evaluation of the financial and social dimensions of fossil fuel divestment.