Why Divestment?

Harvard, among many universities, has an active student-led group calling for its endowment to divest from fossil fuel investments. What sets Harvard apart, of course, is that it’s endowment is nearly $40 billion, the largest of any university. Today, I attended a panel as part of Harvard’s “Heat Week” to learn about fossil fuel divestment as a tactic, with some great panelists in the divestment movement and a experienced asset manager in sustainable investment.

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