Anglia Ruskin University pledges not to invest in fossil fuel companies

( Left to right) Professor Aled Jones, director of Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute,

( Left to right) Professor Aled Jones, director of Anglia Ruskins Global Sustainability Institute, MSc Sustainability student Sarah Elizabeth Greenfield Clark (who played a key role in Anglia Ruskins involvement) and Professor Iain Martin, vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. - Credit: Archant

Anglia Ruskin University has signed a pledge not to invest in fossil fuel companies.

It has put its name to the Fossil Fuel Declaration, which is a partnership between the National Union of Students and People & Planet, a student campaigning body.

The university, which has sites in Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough, is one of only 10 UK universities to take such a stance so far.

The university is home to a Global Sustainability Institute, which carries out internationally recognised research in areas around water, energy and social changes associated with a transition to a low carbon economy.

Director of the Institute, Professor Aled Jones, said: “The Fossil Fuel Declaration is not just a recognition of the importance that students place on their university’s wider global responsibility but also that as the world has signed up to transition to a low carbon future these types of investment represent a risk in the short to medium term as policies align with this new future.”

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