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Divestment debate


In conjunction with University of Nottingham Student's Union and the Environment and Social Justice network, UoN hosted a panel debate concluding with a question and answer session exploring whether the University of Nottingham should divest from fossil fuels.

The event, held in April 2016, saw introductions from the chair of the student led Environment and Social Justice network and the Chief Financial Officer. Both spoke on the issue of fossil fuel divestment and its relevance for higher education institutions, following the national movement which saw University of Glasgow and University of Southampton amongst institutions who have committed to remove assets invested in fossil fuels.

Six speakers formed the panel, chaired by Dr. James Corah, UoN alumnus and Head of Responsible and Ethical Investment of the CCLA.

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 Frank Oxley, chair of the Environment and Social Justice network, introduces the issue of divestment and why it is being considered at University of Nottingham. 

Chief Financial Officer Andrew Unitt introduces University of Nottingham's financial take on fossil fuel investment.

 

 

Tessa Tennant, non-executive director of Green Investment Bank and co-founder of Jupiter Ecology Fund, speaks in favour of divestment at UoN.

Dr. Timothy Devinney, Pro Dean of Research & Innovation at Leeds University Business School, speaks against divestment at UoN. 

 

 

Tom Parker, Environment & Social Justice Officer at University of Nottingham Student's Union, speaks in favour of divestment at UoN. 

Dr. Matthew Rendall, lecturer in Politics and International Relations at University of Nottingham, speaks against divestment at UoN.

 

Peter Mullard, BSc Environmental Science student and member of the UON Fossil Free network, speaks in favour of divestment at UoN. 

Luke Wenman, a student of BEng Chemical Engineering at University of Nottingham, speaks against divestment at UoN. 

 
Click here to see the full recording of the event
 

 

 

 

 

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