HARVARD CONSIDERING CREATING A SOCIAL CHOICE FUND

CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 6, 2012—Yesterday, the Harvard Crimson reported that President Faust has asked the Harvard Corporation, the university’s highest governing body, to consider accepting the Fair Harvard Fund by creating a Social Choice Fund as an option for alumni donors within the endowment.

Members of the Corporation will meet with student advocates next semester to discuss their proposals.

“It is high time that the Harvard Management Company live up to our community’s high expectations of principled leadership and long-term sustainability, ” Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition Co-Coordinator and Harvard junior Sam Wohns said.

“We look forward to meeting with the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility in January on behalf of the thousands of students, alumni, professors, and workers who want our endowment to become transparent, accountable, and socially and environmentally responsible,” Wohns said.

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