Cambridge joins launch of Responsible Investment Network - Universities

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Cambridge joins forces with the University of Edinburgh and St Anne’s College, Oxford to found a network with the vision of building a better world by aligning their investments with their missions, and using their endowments to benefit society and the environment.

The three higher education institutions have formed the Responsible Investment Network – Universities (RINU), which launches with an article in Times Higher Education.

“Joining the Responsible Investment Network - Universities is the next step forward in the University of Cambridge’s commitment to the global energy transition, and we look forward to working with RINU members on supporting the decarbonisation of the modern economy,” University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope said. 

UK investor activist charity ShareAction will run the network with support from the UK’s largest social impact investor, Big Society Capital, and SOS-UK, the National Union of Students’ sustainability charity. The universities are united in their ambitions to create positive change through their investment practices. They will share ideas on topics such as stewardship of their investments, engaging with their asset managers, educating students and staff, and social impact investment.

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The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

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