Harvard Endowment Fossil Fuel Investments Rose In Value During Fiscal Year 2022
The value of fossil fuel investments in Harvard’s endowment ticked up during fiscal year 2022 as energy prices soared, according to a Harvard Management Company report released Thursday.
Divest Harvard Alumni Demand Ban on Research Funding From Companies With Fossil Fuel Ties
A year after Harvard pledged to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, an alumni group is calling on the University to turn down research funding from companies with ties to the fossil fuel industry.
HUPD at Divestment Talk
More than a dozen Harvard University Police officers were stationed around Harvard Yard on Monday, checking student IDs at entrances to the Yard. Officers were also stationed inside Emerson Hall, where the event took place.
Harvard and MIT Students Disrupt ExxonMobil Campus Recruitment Event to Protest Big Oil
Roughly 30 Harvard and MIT students interrupted an ExxonMobil recruiting event at MIT last Wednesday in protest against big oil companies’ contributions to climate change.
Harvard Affiliates Advocate for a ‘Climate Champion’ as Next University President
Dozens of Harvard faculty members and student and alumni organizations signed onto a letter last week urging the committee searching for the school’s 30th president to select a “climate champion” as the University’s next leader.
Fossil Fuel Companies Are ‘Talking Green but Acting Dirty,’ Harvard Researchers Find
A report published by Harvard researchers last week found that European fossil fuel, car, and airlines companies strategically rebrand themselves on social media to portray a greener narrative.
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 Affiliates Call on Universities to Bar Fossil Fuel Industry Funding from Research
Harvard affiliates signed a letter released in March demanding that British and American universities stop accepting funding from fossil fuel corporations for climate change and energy research.
Harvard Has Yet to Release Updated Sustainability Plan, Missing Self-Set Target
Following the lapse of its previous University-wide sustainability plan in 2020, Harvard has yet to release the second generation of its sustainability goals.
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.
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.
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Protests For Divestment in Harvard Yard
Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine held a rally in the Yard Monday to call on Harvard to divest from companies tied to Israel’s presence in Palestine.