Our Response to President Faust’s Statement on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Today, President Faust released this statement on Harvard University’s stance on fossil fuel divestment. She maintained Harvard’s “strong presumption against divesting investment assets.”

Divest Harvard will be responding with a longer piece in the next few days. In the meantime, here is our statement:

Leadership requires courage and vision–President Faust demonstrated neither. Today, she chose the fossil fuel industry over her students.

                 –Divest Harvard

Edit 10/15/13:

We have published a longer response in The Nation. Please click here to read it.