British Psychological Society divests from gas, oil and coal

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Deirdre Duff of Medact writes:

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has committed to divest its £12.8M investment portfolio from fossil fuel extraction companies. BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline.

BPS joins a growing number of health organisation who have committed to end their investment in fossil fuels, including the Royal College of General Practitioners, the American Medical Association, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Canadian Medical Association, the Australian Medical Students’ Association and several health insurance firms.

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