Letter from US: University endowments setting the pace on fossil fuel divestment

Lawrence Bacow

US university and college endowments control more than $600bn (€517bn) of investments. Their policies often influence the behaviour of public pensions. So it is interesting to see whether Harvard’s recent decision to end its investments in fossil fuels will be followed not only by other universities but also by retirement systems. 

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