UArizona
DIVEST

PEOPLE + PLANET

over

PROFIT

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UArizona Divest is a student-led organization committed to collaborating with the UArizona community to align the university’s endowment with mission-driven investments to combat the climate crisis.

Mission Statement

  • Student-led

  • People over Profit

  • Anti-racist

  • Collaborative

Priorities
 

 

What is Divestment?

Investment

A purchase of something that has the potential to produce income or a profit

UA Investments

Our university invests in a range of asset classes through private equity

UA Fossil Fuel Investments

As of 2019, the University of Arizona has $64 million invested in fossil fuels

Divestment

The act of withdrawing money put into investments

Fossil Fuel Divestment

The phasing out of investments in fossil fuel corporations. Continued fossil fuel investments lead to further destruction of our environment and puts people at risk

ESG Investments

Environmental, Social, Governance Investments

Examples include the creation of a separate socially responsible investment fund [Appendix C], development of a concrete ESG evaluation process, and the inclusion of student voices within the Foundation. 

 

DEMANDS

The University of Arizona Foundation complete a phased divestment from fossil fuels by 2029.
The UA Foundation publicly commit to no further investments in the fossil fuel industry from this point on.
The UAF and UArizona define and implement ESG investment policies and partnerships, inclusive of the UAF becoming a signatory of the UN PRI.
The UA Foundation include student representation, with voting power, on the Board of Trustees and the Investments Committee. 
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