Divestment


Divest Harvard Releases Report Calling for ‘Reinvestment,’ University Governance Reform

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — a student and alumni group that for years advocated that the University divest its endowment from fossil fuels — released a report last week calling on the school to invest more in environmental causes and local municipal governments and to reform its governing boards.


Activists Protest Harvard’s Land Investments, Allston Expansion at Science Center Plaza

Stop Harvard Land Grabs and the Housing Opportunities Program held a rally in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza Friday to protest the University’s previous farmland investments in Brazil and ongoing expansion into Allston.


Harvard Divestment Activists Help Peer School Organizers File Legal Complaints

Following guidance from a student divestment group at Harvard, activists from five peer universities filed legal complaints last month in an effort to push their schools to divest from the fossil fuel industry.


‘A Black Hole of Information’: Experts Evaluate Harvard’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge

As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.


Harvard Management Company Operations Set to Become Carbon Neutral

The Harvard Management Company will be carbon neutral in its internal operations for fiscal year 2022 — a first among university endowment offices in the United States — according to the company report released Thursday.


Divest Rally

On Friday, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard and the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign met in Boylston Hall for a joint action to appeal for ending University fossil fuel and prison investments.


Divest Activists Lambast Harvard’s Remaining Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry in Research Funding, Governance

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard published a report criticizing the University’s remaining links to fossil fuels within its faculty, governance, and research.


Bacow Insists Harvard’s Move to End Fossil Fuel Investments is ‘Consistent’ with Past Positions

When University President Lawrence S. Bacow said earlier this month that Harvard would move to end its investments in the fossil fuel industry, the activists who had been pushing him to do so for years celebrated the news as a seismic shift.


Celebrating Harvard’s Divestment Decision, Fossil Fuel Divest Organizers Lay Out Next Steps

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard plans to encourage the University to invest in green economic initiatives after Harvard’s surprise announcement that it intends to divest from fossil fuels.


Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels

Following years of public pressure, Harvard said Thursday that it would allow its remaining investments in the fossil fuel industry to expire, meaning that it will eventually divest from the sector.


Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Rallies on Anniversary of Attica Prison Rebellion

Members of the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign organized a rally Thursday afternoon calling on Harvard to divest from industries, companies, and funds they say are part of the “prison-industrial complex.”


Divest Rally

Students held signs advocating for Harvard's divestment from fossil fuels in front of University Hall Tuesday afternoon.


Mass. State Reps. Introduce Bill Seeking To Compel Harvard To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Massachusetts State Reps. Michael L. Connolly and Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven introduced a bill this week that would seek to use the state’s constitutional oversight authority to compel Harvard to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry.


Divest Harvard Meets With Mass. Attorney General’s Office Over Complaint Against University

Organizers from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — an activist group calling for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry — met with senior staff members from the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 Friday to discuss a legal complaint they filed in March over the University’s investments.


Divinity School Faculty Calls on Bacow, Harvard Management Company to Divest From Private Prisons

Harvard Divinity School faculty voted late last year to approve a statement asking University President Lawrence S. Bacow and the Harvard Management Company to divest Harvard’s holdings in the private prison industry, Divinity School Acting Dean David F. Holland announced Wednesday.


Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Is ‘Too Slow,’ Three-Fourths of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Say

A significant majority of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences — 73 percent — believe the Harvard Corporation’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its endowment by 2050 is “too slow.”


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