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The University of Cambridge and its colleges must divest

It is time for the University and its colleges to listen to their constituent parts and the city and world they exist in. We demand, on behalf of both town and gown, that the University of Cambridge and its non-divested colleges divest their endowment funds immediately.

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University and colleges divestment statuses

Worst picks

  1. Trinity College - around £16m invested in fossil fuels directly and indirectly
  2. Clare College - has one of the biggest endowments of all the colleges and still hasn't said a word about divesting
  3. The University of Cambridge - committed to divest... by 2030! 10 more years of ecocide and fossil fuel investment until then.

Best picks

  1. Queens' College - fully divested from fossil fuels
  2. Clare Hall - promised to divest partially from fossil fuels by 2022 and fully by 2024

Full divestment ethical ranking

The public evidence used to arrive at this ranking can be found here. Other information has been received privately from some colleges.

Last updated: Friday 2nd October 2020

A key explaining the meaning of the colour coding and question mark symbol used in the ethical ranking table.

Ethical ranking method

The ranking was calculated by sorting institutions by:

  1. Whether the divestment commitment is within the next five years (already-divested institutions rank more ethically)
  2. How strong the divestment is (i.e. is it full or partial?), with one full divestment outranking two partial divestments
  3. Whether there is commitment to staying divested
  4. Number of categories divested from
  5. Whether divestment happened before we had to demand it (implying evidence of existing morals in private as well as public)
  6. Amount of money left to divest in any area (more money yet to be committed to divestment gives a less ethical ranking)

Have you got information to share with us?

If you have information you'd like to share confidentially or would like to dispute the position of a college, please get in touch at xryouthcambridge@protonmail.com