Social Responsibility and Sustainability

28 April: Responsible Investment: Who is your money funding?

Money matters when it comes to the climate crisis – investments play a key role in financing a lower-carbon, healthier, more sustainable and equitable future. In February 2021, the University of Edinburgh divested from fossil fuels, a significant milestone on its journey to be carbon neutral by 2040. By shifting investments out of fossil fuels and into organisations and funds that positively impact society and the environment, the University is playing a part in progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

What can the individual do to support society’s transition to clean energy, a smarter use of resources and a more inclusive economy? Did you know that everything from who you bank with to how your pension fund is managed plays a role? This event will provide you with the knowledge and tools to place environmental sustainability and social responsibility at the centre of your finances, and will link you to further resources to make positive, lasting changes.

What is responsible investment? 

Responsible investment is an investment strategy that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and divisions. It recognises that ESG factors can have an impact on the financial value of an investment and also that investments have an impact on the world around us. A responsible approach to investment recognises that long-term prosperity requires a move away from short-term profit as the only definition of value.  

Learn more about the University's recent divestment from fossil fuels


Full panel to be confirmed, but will include senior leadership at the University, SOS-UK, students and staff. There will be the opportunity for questions and answers with the panel. 


Responsible Investment: Who is your money funding? - hands holding money with seedling growing out and globe in the background
Apr 28 2021 -

28 April: Responsible Investment: Who is your money funding?

This event will explore a range of perspectives on responsible investment, examining the roles of students and staff as well as responsibilities at the individual, institutional and national scale.