UCT established the University Panel for Responsible Investment (UPRI) committee in 2017 as a formal university committee that sets policy and advises the university on responsible investment matters related to UCT’s endowment fund.

UPRI also has the responsibility of engaging various UCT stakeholders on matters relating to responsible investment, that will be considered in how it shapes university policy on responsible investment.

UPRI believes that its work and ability to engage meaningfully with the broader UCT community requires a degree of transparency and disclosure from the UCT endowment regarding its investments. To achieve this, UPRI continues to have a serious and urgent dialogue on the matter with the appropriate parties.

Invitation to engage on fossil fuels investment

Important documents


UPRI Responsible and Sustainable Investment Policy

UPRI Terms of Reference

UN Principles for Responsible Investment

UPRI position paper and recommendation to UCT Council on investments in fossil fuels

Contact the UPRI

Email: upri-group@uct.ac.za

Launch of the University Panel on Responsible Investment

UPRI recently hosted a panel discussion with a number of local and international perspectives to launch UPRI and its new responsible investment policy.

UPRI composition (2021)

Name Designation Organisation
Prof Tom Moultrie Chair (Appointed by VC) UCT
Prof M. Phakeng (VC) Member (Ex officio) UCT
Dr Reno Morar (COO) Member (Ex officio) UCT
Mr H Maritz (Acting Finance ED) Member (Ex officio) UCT
Dr L Al Hassan Member Member (Senate) UCT
Prof L London Member (Senate) UCT
Mr S Makgoba Member (Staff) UCT
Mr B Quwe Member (Staff) UCT
Mr M Braune Member (Env.Sust.Dir) UCT
Dr S Manjra Member (Council) UCT
Mr E Davids Member (Council) Bowmans
Mr M van Wyk Member (Invited) Mergence
Mr J Duncan Member (Invited) Old Mutual
Mr F Muller Invited Willis Towers Watson


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