Webinar: Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment

Date:  July 16th, 2018

In this webinar, participants will hear from Louise Ryan, Deputy 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. Louise Ryan 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.

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

  • Louise Ryan, Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin
  • Jon Gluyas, The Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Director of The Durham Energy Institute at Durham University
  • Sian Ferguson, Trust Executive for Ashden Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, and JJ Charitable Trust, three of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
  • Moderator: Nicole Harman, Program Manager, Intentional Endowments Network

 

Note: The Intentional Endowments Network will also be hosting a webinar the following week (Tuesday, July 26th) on Barnard College’s (NY, NY) process of evaluating the question of fossil fuel divestment and creating an innovative approach that focuses on fossil fuel companies that deny climate science. For more information and to register for this related webinar, click here.