Ethical investment and the carbon bubble - Conference 2014 presentation

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Presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014

Stream: Leadership and Governance 
Competancy level: Starting out / On the road


"What's the carbon bubble?"
"Can investments in fossil fuels ever be considered ethical or financially prudent?"
"Why would institutions interested in tackling climate change finance the very industry causing it?"

These questions and others are being raised by investors, academics and students globally as part of the movement to divest universities from fossil fuels. Modelled on the 1980s anti-apartheid movement, Fossil Free campaigns have already spread to 40+ UK campuses and 400 worldwide in under a year. This panel will bring together perspectives from the finance and tertiary education sector to debate the role of our institutions' investments in creating a safe, clean energy future.


Louise Hazan, Campaigns Manager, People and Planet and a panel of speakers including Dr James Corah, Investment Analyst, CCLA Investment Management and Secretary, Church Investors Group and Simon Howard, Chief Executive of UKSIF (UK Sustainable Investment Forum)

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