University Hall
University Finances

Overseer Calls on Harvard to Divest from Fossil Fuels

​Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the University's second highest governing body, publicly called on Harvard to divest from fossil fuels Wednesday afternoon.

University Finances

Overseer Calls on Harvard to Divest from Fossil Fuels

​Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the Board of Overseers—the second highest governing body of the University— publicly called for Harvard to divest from fossil fuels Wednesday afternoon.

Klarman Brings Protest

Klarman Appearance at Business School Draws Protest

Protesters called on Baupost—which holds $931 million of Puerto Rico’s debt—to cancel its holdings in Puerto Rican bonds and demanded Harvard divest $2 billion from Baupost.

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Harvard Management Co

'Hard Lines to Draw': Harvard Balances Roles as University, Investor

Both a major investor and an educational institution, Harvard seeks to strike a difficult balance between considering ethical responsibilities while remaining apolitical.

Faust at the Economic Club
Drew Faust

University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Faust wrote that the “ambitious climate goals” set by the University come in response to the risks of climate change on the health of humanity and the planet.

Stand With Puerto Rico
University Finances

Protesters Call on Harvard to Divest from Puerto Rican Debt

The protest forms part of a series of protests calling on higher education institutions to divest from financial groups with significant Puerto Rico debt holdings.

Manhattan Climate March
Student Groups

In Letter, Faust Commits to Climate Progress

University President Drew G. Faust signed a statement affirming Harvard’s commitment to make progress on climate change.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Despite Divest Cheers, Harvard Maintains Investment Approach

After a Harvard Management Company official said that the natural resources portfolio is "pausing" investments in fossil fuels, the University maintained that the remarks did not represent a change in investment strategy.

Naomi Klein
On Campus

Activist Calls White House 'Subsidiary of Exxon Mobil' at Cambridge Church

I think it is fair to say that the US government is now wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the Trump Organization of course,” said environmental activist Naomi Klein.

Massachusetts Hall

New Campus Group Calls for Private Prison Divestment

Students have launched a new effort urging Harvard to divest—this time taking aim at the University’s holdings in private prison stocks.

Tal Becker
On Campus

Photos of the Day 03.30.2017

Divest Harvard Blockade
University Finances

Divest Harvard Blockade

Kirsi Anselmi-Stith '18 holds up a Divest Harvard banner in front of University Hall. Around 20 members of the group blockaded entrances to the building Wednesday morning in protest of Harvard's decision not to divest from the coal industry.

Divest Harvard Rally
On Campus

Divest Harvard Rally

Isa C. Flores-Jones ’19 speaks in front of University Hall during Divest Harvard’s rally on Wednesday afternoon. Divest Harvard members blockaded the doors to the administrative building as a part of their protest to pressure Harvard to divest university endowment from coal and fossil fuel companies.

Divest Harvard Rally
University Finances

Divest Harvard Blockades University Hall

Around 20 members of Divest Harvard blockaded entrances to University Hall Wednesday in protest of Harvard’s stance on investing in the coal industry.

Divest Harvard
University Finances

Divest Harvard Plans to Blockade Massachusetts Hall

Divest Harvard is planning to occupy Massachusetts Hall next week in protest of Harvard’s decision not to divest from the coal industry.