What You Should Know about Harvard Forward’s Impact on Board of Overseers

“[Harvard Forward] launched and coordinated an aggressive campaign to secure seats on the Board of Overseers, leveraging its influence in also electing new members to the Corporation, the government body in charge of fiduciary responsibilities. [Harvard Forward] wishes to wield Overseers’ influence over an area beyond their responsibility, by voting in favor or against those that agree or disagree with their views. In essence, they want to judge investment decisions by political, rather than financial metrics, a strategy which is likely to threaten the school’s investment returns.”