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Comic Relief among charities pledging to end fossil fuel investments

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Comic Relief, Power to Change, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity are the latest organisations that have committed to end all fossil fuel investment and adopt a new ethical approach to investing, after joining the Funder Commitment on Climate Change.

UK charitable foundations provide more than £4bn of funding every year 

The Commitment sees signatories commit to acting on climate change across six key areas including educating trustees on risks and causes, committing resources to new actions, integrating existing programmes that can contribute to climate mitigation, proactively addressing investment risks, reducing their own environmental footprints and reporting on progress.

The Funder Commitment was launched in November at the Association of Charitable Foundation annual conference by an initial group of fourteen charitable trusts,

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