Responsible finances

Responsibly managed finances lay the groundwork for all University operations.
Economic sustainability

A stable and balanced budget enables the University to fulfil its mission.

We invest responsibly and aim to have a carbon-neutral investment portfolio. We have divested investment in fossil fuel production.

Our objective is to be the leading and most responsible university investor

The investment activities of the University of Helsinki are guided by the Principles for Responsible Investment Activities approved by the University Board in 2018 and 2019.

They are founded on the principles of responsible investment supported by the United Nations and pertain to matters related to the environment, social responsibility and corporate governance in terms of investments.

On the way towards a carbon-neutral portfolio, divesting investment in fossil fuel production constitutes an important interim goal. Companies that produce fossil fuels and those that hold fossil fuel reserves have been removed from all of the global equity index funds in which we have invested.

Neither do the funds include companies that manufacture or provide tobacco products, controversial weapons, adult entertainment and gambling services, or companies that operate in violation of the Global Compact principles of the UN.