Harvard’s endowment is riddled with fossil fuel investments. Students are fighting back.

Climate Economy

Harvard’s endowment is riddled with fossil fuel investments. Students are fighting back.

Joseph Winters and his colleagues at Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard are working to upend the fossil fuel fortune of America's richest school. One of the proudest moments of Joseph Winters’ college career was crashing the Harvard-Yale football game.  Winters, an organizer at Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, helped plot the 2019 demonstration that brought the famous game to a standstill, raising awareness of Harvard’s financial ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the time, it was unclear how much of Harvard’s endowment — which has swelled to $42 billion — was…

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