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Ethical investment in Scotland – what next?

Monday 11-05-2015 - 12:57

 

Event invitation: Ethical investment in Scotland - what next?


Ethical investment in Scotland - what next?

3pm-6pm, 26 May 2015, University of Strathclyde Students’ Association, Glasgow

On the afternoon of 26 May 2015, NUS Scotland will be launching its report on fossil fuel and arms investments by Scottish universities. The report will outline the current state of investments in the higher education sector, and make recommendations to education institutions on how to start investing in a socially responsible way.

We also want to use this opportunity to catch-up with all the groups and individuals who have campaigned on divestment over the past year, and to look ahead to next year’s plans and challenges.  We are hoping to hear from trade unions, students’ associations and environmental campaigners alike.

The afternoon will split into two parts:

  • First, we will  launch our report  and bring together students, trade unions, environmental campaigners and political activists to discuss the next steps for ethical investment in Scotland.
  • Later on, we will hold a workshop where student activists and student officers will plan the divestment campaign on Scottish campuses.

We would love to have you come along to meet other campaigners, to talk about your work and to make joint plans. Feel free to join us for the full afternoon, or just for the networking and report launch sessions. 

A detailed agenda is available to download here, and you can register for the event here.

If you already have plans or campaign actions lined up for next year, we’d love to hear about them ahead of the event. Please send through some bullet points on your plans before the event.

We are happy to offer travel reimbursement, especially for students coming from smaller and further afield institutions. Please also let us know if you have any access needs or dietary requirements.

For any contributions or questions, please get in touch with Milja Komulainen, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, on milja.komulainen@nus-scotland.org.uk or 07515575374.

Find out who else is coming along by checking out the Facebook event here.

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