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

“Harvard Forward, a controversial anti-fossil fuel coalition has secured three seats on Harvard’s Board of Overseers...Overseers have no control over investment decisions or the university’s endowment. The Harvard Alumni Association noted that Overseers “do not have direct influence over the fiduciary, investment, and/or divestment decisions of the University”. Yet, Harvard Forward thinks otherwise. The group 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.”