Oil & Gas industry

National Trust to dump oil and gas stocks

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

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National Trust is shortly set to announce it is selling off all its oil and gas stocks - unlike the Church of England which is hanging on to those investments.

Jane Sydenham, investment director at Rathbones, tells the BBC Today programme: "I think there is general agreement that everyone is unhappy about the use of fossil fuels and what it is doing to the environment.

"How we actually get to change is the difficult bit but certainly some investors are following the UNPRI principles which say do no harm to the environment - quite how you get there is the hard bit."