Divestment and Beyond: Organizing Climate Justice at the University of Toronto

Welcome to our website! We are Divestment and Beyond, a coalition of University of Toronto faculty, staff and students committed to fossil fuel divestment and climate justice. We believe that the University of Toronto has a responsibility and an opportunity to demonstrate genuine institutional leadership in the fight against climate change and to help build a socially just climate transition.



U of T Fossil Fuel Divestment Timeline by Amanda Harvey-Sánchez – Discovering University Worlds Working Paper #9, 2022

January 23, 2022, The Guardian: UK’s biggest private pension fund to shift £5bn away from polluters

December 3, 2021 Op Ed published in the National Observer: Universities must dump their fossil fuel investments before Fundraising

November 13, 2021 Open letter published in The Varsity: Divestment is great news, but it’s still not evidence-based climate action

October 27, 2021 University of Toronto Divestment Announcement

Divestment and Beyond Supports CAUT Censure of University of Toronto

Divestment & Beyond Announcement re: May 12, 2021 University Pension Plan Listening Session on Investment Philosophy

October 18, 2020 Divestment and Beyond panel discusses the climate crisis, fossil fuel divestment at U of T

October 4, 2020 Varsity article on Divest Canada Coalition calls for nationwide blanket divestment from fossil fuels at universities

July 16, 2020 Op Ed published in The Varsity: U of T must do better to support the lives and livelihoods of its workers during COVID-19

May 21, 2020 Op Ed published in The Varsity: U of T, Don’t Leave Us Stranded – The University’s toxic investments warrant a just transition into fossil fuel divestment