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Are we still investing in destruction?

Are we still investing in destruction?

Felix Hanif-Banks looks at the state of divestment and sustainability across UK universities following UoM’s recent commitment to decarbonising its investments
Google funds notorious climate change deniers

Google funds notorious climate change deniers

A recent report claims that Google have been contributing funds to climate-denial organisations, going against the ethos of the company
£2m invested in tackling air pollution in Greater Manchester

£2m invested in tackling air pollution in Greater Manchester

Two projects have been launched in Manchester to help tackle climate change and make the city greener
Student activists storm UoM governors meeting

Student activists storm UoM governors meeting

The Mancunion understands that student campaign groups burst into the meeting to campaign against the University’s unethical investments
Investing in destruction: how much does the University of Manchester invest in fossil fuels?

Investing in destruction: how much does the University of Manchester invest in fossil fuels?

A Freedom of Information request by The Mancunion has revealed that the University invested £9.9m this year in fossil fuel and oil companies

Burnham announces £1.8 million homelessness plan

The City Council is investing £1.8 million in “real solutions” for the city’s homeless as fire stations and hostels open their doors to rough sleepers

May pledges £2bn a year to science

Theresa May promises an annual £2 billion to scientific research and development (R&D) by 2020 and review of current tax incentives to help the UK’s science and technology industry

Manchester and UK universities build up stronger partnerships with China

New collaborations and investments with China have been set in occasion of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK

A history of fossil fuel investment at the University of Manchester

This article is a supplement to our fracking investigation ‘Are universities fuelling fracking?’ The University of Manchester holds shares in multiple oil and gas exploration companies, despite opposition from multiple politicians, environmentalists and human rights groups. This was exposed in 2012 by the then News Editor of The Mancunion, Joe Sandler Clarke, in an article […]

University of Manchester invests almost £40 million in fossil fuels

Research by the Manchester Fossil Free Campaign has found that the university’s shares in oil companies total £9.5 million. A further £29.5 million is invested in fossil fuels through pension funds

UAE set to invest in Fallowfield redevelopment

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based and government-owned investment company, has announced it will invest around £175 million in the redevelopment of the Fallowfield campus to create a 3000-room student village.

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