An article in The New York Times looks at a growing student movement to push colleges to sell their endowment holdings in fossil fuel, coal and oil companies. To organizers, such moves are seen as a way to combat climate change. With a few exceptions -- such as the 1980s movement to sell stocks of companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa -- colleges have generally resisted moves to use their endowment holdings to encourage causes. Two small colleges -- Unity College and Hampshire College -- have adopted policies that will end investments in fossil fuels, but institutions with large endowments have thus far declined to get behind the new movement.
- Fossil fuel divestment movement is picking up steam and unlikely to go away
- Conflicting reports on fossil fuel divestment make decisions more difficult for universities
- Swarthmore tries to estimate the price of fossil fuel divestment
- Essay on why one college stopped investing in fossil fuels
- Taking a Stand on Sudan
Search for Jobs
Popular Job Categories