The ethical investment policy of my university (University College London – UCL) bans investments in tobacco companies. However it does not ban investing over 1,5 million pounds worth of shares in arms companies.
How did this happen?
Here’s one version of events:
Confidential insights into UCLs investment decisions
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Many thanks to Scary Boots for the cartoon!
We’re a group of activists, who are passionate about campaigning against the arms trade.
We’re fed up with the extent to which arms trade and arms companies are enshrined in our everyday lives: Our local authorities invest in arms companies, our government finances an agency (DESO) which helps arms companies push for deals and even our universities hold arms shares.
So what do we do about it?
Well – we’re out and about campaigning! We want to blog about our passion, our enthusiasm and our ideas on campaigning against the arms trade. We want to tell you what we’ve been up to, where things are happening and what’s in the news.
Let’s be realistic here: campaigning can be frustrating. But it can also be inspiring and great fun. We’d like to share the ups and downs with you. And: we’d like to hear from you! Do get involved and tell us your thoughts, ideas and experiences.