Harvard’s Fossil Fuel Investments Are Illegal, Alleges Complaint

Legal Strategy Has the Potential to Reshape Institutional Investing Nationwide

.
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard is a movement that believes that if it’s wrong to destroy the planet, it’s wrong to invest in that destruction.
APPENDIX C from the complaint: financial performance of the stock market generally (top) versus financial performance of fossil fuel companies specifically (bottom) since 2011. Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard began calling on Harvard to divest in 2012.
APPENDIX A from the complaint: long-term flood risk to Harvard’s campus under the status quo (left) and under a more optimistic emissions reduction pathway (right). Maps prepared by Dr. James E. Hansen, Columbia University.

Read the full complaint: https://climatedefenseproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Harvard-Fossil-Fuel-Investment-Complaint.pdf. And see the updated list of signatories: https://divestharvard.medium.com/support-continues-to-grow-for-ag-divestment-complaint-277a42898385

We call upon Harvard to #divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies and reinvest responsibly.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store