Charitable funds must move their money out of fossil fuels
- Bill and Melinda Gates, founders of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Jeremy Farrar and Sir William Castell, director and chair of the Wellcome Trust
Your organisations have made a huge contribution to human progress and equality by supporting scientific research and development projects.
Yet your investments in fossil fuels are putting this progress at great risk, by undermining your long term ambitions.
UN General Ban Ki-Moon:
“We are the first generation that can end poverty and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impact of climate change.
Future generations will judge us harshly if we fail to uphold our moral and historical responsibilities.”
Sign the petition to ban investments
Climate change poses a real threat to all of us, and it is morally and financially misguided to invest in companies dedicated to finding and burning more oil, gas and coal.