“Asset managers always say that the smartest and most efficient way to keep a healthy investment portfolio is through diversification. Fixating on divestment as the primary goal of a university’s investment strategies threatens both investment returns and opportunities to engage with companies directly. Harvard Forward’s vision and strategy is not only restrictive in considering other more impactful actions, it is also worrisome as it poses a direct threat to the independence and autonomy of the University’s asset management institutions”.

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