We welcome the changes to Trinity College Dublin’s Endowment Fund following campaigning by various groups on Trinity’s campus. Starting with an FOI request by Students4Change, a petition and protests by Trinity BDS, a long-term policy motion being passed by the TCDSU and activism by Fossil Free TCD, Trinity College Dublin’s endowment fund has transitioned to bespoke ILIM Climate Focused and Low Carbon Funds. These new funds exclude fossil fuels, tobacco and armaments. We welcome these developments and that through our campaigning, College has committed itself to socially just investments.
This College-wide transition is a significant piece of the response to the collective demands to standing against apartheid in all its forms. We view this as the beginning of a new phase in this battle and the next phase of our campaign. The Trinity BDS Implementation Group views this move as conducive to further action against apartheid on the academic, social and economic ends.