Aston University - Ethical Investment Policy

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Aston University has taken the decision not to invest directly in fossil fuel companies with immediate effect. It follows a review of the university's Ethical Investment Policy, concerns of staff and students and a decision to support the Student Union campaign to divest from fossil fuels. The policy goes to include other aspects that are not to be invested as shown below: In order to ensure investments meet appropriate ethical values, the University will not invest directly in:

  • the core activities of fossil fuel companies
  • activities that lead to environmental degradation
  • production of landmines, cluster bombs, nuclear and conventional weapons (arms companies)
  • tobacco manufacture, alcohol, pornography, gambling
  • support of oppressive regimes, or those covered by International sanctions
  • anti -social sales and marketing practices relating to alcohol and tobacco; nor
  • funds associated with violations of international conventions and norms in the areas of human rights, employment practices and climate change. 

The full Ethical Investment Policy can viewed here.