Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Responsible investment

The University of Edinburgh was the first university in Europe to sign the UN Principles of Responsible Investment, and has committed to avoid investments in fossil fuels, controversial weapons, and tobacco.



Responsible Investment Initiatives

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The approach the University takes to responsible investment is rooted in its focus on social and civic responsibility, and a vision to make the world a better place.


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Short life working groups are established to review elements of the University's investment policy. Since 2014, policy updates have affected investments in the fossil fuel industry and armaments.

Find out about the student social investment club