Positive Investment are a broad-based coalition of students, academics, and staff who are committed to using the power of finance to for environmental and social change.

Our story

We have a storied history. From our origins in Cambridge as a student divestment movement, to the front page of the Independent, the campaign has achieved a lot in the 5 years it has been active. Highlights have included global news coverage – in The Guardian, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and, of course, the The Independent – initiating the first comprehensive review of the University of Cambridge’s ethical investment guidelines in nearly a decade, and leading meetings with top industry professionals.

What is Positive Investment?

The financial system shapes the very conditions of life on earth. It guides labour practices, our treatment of delicate ecosystems, and our responses to climate change. To ensure a safe, sustainable future for all of us, our financial systems need to change quickly and dramatically. Positive investment involves taking this urgency seriously.


Positive Investment is an internationally-facing movement, and we now have chapters located at various universities around the UK. If the movement interests you, please get in contact with one of our chapters.