Today around 300 Cambridge and Oxford academics released statements in favour of positive investment. The letters praised the University of Cambridge for its move to undertake a large-scale investigation of ethical investment strategies for its endowment, and expressed support for evidence-based adoption of positive investment strategies for institutional investors such as the two universities. Notable … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE
Historic Investment Move for University of Cambridge Yesterday the principal executive and policy-making body of the University of Cambridge officially endorsed a collaborative move toward environmentally and socially responsible investment of their estimated £2.4-billion endowment fund. Cambridge has commissioned a thorough and unique review that will take a broad look at how to maximise the … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE
Lent Term 2015 - Updates
In case any of you are interested in how your college invests - Positive Investment Cambridge's 2014 COLLEGE INVESTMENT FOIA DATABASE IS LIVE! https://positiveinvestment.wordpress.com/college-investments-foi-database/ After months of joyous* conversation with bursars, sweat, and tears, click the link below to see how your college invests its money! If you're interested in getting involved in our college … Continue reading The College Investment FOIA Database is now LIVE!!!
In the flurry of sudden realizations that oh-I-have-a-reading-list to do, packing for the start of term and last-minute grasps at the flickering illusion of summer, you might think that we'd forgotten you. Oh, no. The PIC team is hard at work, putting together a database of the Freedom of Information requests that we've sent out … Continue reading Sign our open letter!
AMAZING NEWS!SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, which is part of the University of London, has announced a FREEZE ON ALL FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENTS!They follow the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh in reevaluating their investment strategy in light of climate change and wider environmental degradation as a consequence of supporting the fossil fuel … Continue reading SOAS Freezes all Fossil Fuel Investments!
At the beginning of Easter , CUSU SRI Officers Daniel Macmillen, Joe Young and Jonas Knapp presented PICs ideas to the University's Advisory Committee for Benefaction and External and Legal Affairs (ACBELA). Have a read - it's a short and clear outline of our position and demands! If you have comments or thoughts on it, … Continue reading ACBELA Policy Paper
15th May 2014BEGINSOn 13th May 2014, the National Union of Students (NUS), representing over 7 million students, voted in favour of endorsing the Fossil Free divestment campaign calling on UK universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The global campaign has already been backed by eminent leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu. By passing the motion, … Continue reading Press Release: NUS goes Fossil Free
PIC has been included in Puffles the dragon fairy's manifesto for Cambridge! The independent candidate proposes endorses calling on Cambridge University to divest its investments in firms that behave in an unethical manner, in particular with regards to human rights, the environment and international law. Puffles attended our event with Stop the War coalition and … Continue reading PIC Endorsement from Puffles
Drones, cluster bombs, a global arms industry... YOUR university's money.A Stop the War Coalition, Cambridge event featuring:* Jeremy Corbyn MP * Positive Investment Cambridge - audience discussion and questionsDate: Wednesday 7th MayTime: 19:30Location: Emmanuel United Reformed ChurchHost: Stop the War Coalition, Cambridge Branch