Why Divestment?

The Case for Divestment at Harvard

  • Harvard’s 1650 Charter
  • President Faust’s letter recognizing a connection between the Harvard Corporation’s investments and its duty to confront climate change
  • Harvard Management Company’s most recent SEC filing
  • The Institutional Master Plan for Harvard’s Allston Campus, showing the impending danger of sea level rise
  • A timeline of the Harvard Corporation’s divestment from apartheid, tobacco, and genocide in Darfur
  • Nobel Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore’s call for Harvard to divest
  • An article explaining how fossil fuel companies exploit the Harvard name to spread scientific falsehoods.
  • Faculty support for divestment

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement