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Ethical Investment at Northumbria University

20th July 2018

Northumbria University has published its first ever Ethical Investment Declaration.  This pledges that we do not, and will not, directly invest in fossil fuel companies, arms companies, tobacco companies, alcohol companies and companies complicit in the violation of international law. 

The Declaration is supported by our updated Treasury Management Policy which now includes our Ethical Investment Policy.  This reaffirms our commitment around direct investments as well as committing to an annual review of any direct investments.

The University recognises the impacts that we can and do have on the environmental and society through our education, research and our operations.  This declaration is seen as another step in ensuring our positive impact on the environmental and society and builds on our recent achievements including being Highly Commended in two Categories of the national Green Gown Awards and rising to 37th in the People & Planet University League (our highest position to date).

For more information on sustainability at Northumbria University, and to view a copy of our Sustainability Annual Report, please visit

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