As it is revealed that 90% of the World’s largest firms lobby against action on climate change, Sophie Marriott argues that corporate power poses the biggest threat to the future of the environment and society.
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
The project will offer ‘communities in the developing world that aren’t connected to the national grid…use of their biggest source of energy’
According to an investigation by Greenpeace, the University of Manchester has taken £27.7 million in funds from large fossil fuel companies including BP and Shell