Our commitment to transparency, fairness, sustainability, and human dignity should not end at Harvard’s gates. Harvard must be a responsible owner of all its investments, particularly of the companies in which it owns a controlling stake
While few may know it exists, Harvard does have a recording studio in the Quad for students' use. Unfortunately, it's filled with equipment from the '80s. Michael Jackson and Prince are great, but some students want to record more current music on more current equipment. Thus, they've launched Quad Sound Studios, which seeks to raise $20,000 in funding to create a "full-service recording studio," staffed with engineers to help musicians with recording, according to Matt P. Sheets '15, president of Quad Sound.
Establishing a social choice fund will by no means solve the current issues of how the endowment is managed, but it is a modest and important first step toward getting the entire endowment to be run by ESG criteria.