Friday, August 16, 2013

Harvard Hires Sustainable Investment Vice President after Divestment Campaign

Harvard University has hired its first vice president for sustainable investment, Jameela Pedicini, following a student-led campaign to divest the University’s endowment from fossil-fuel companies. Pedicini will be responsible for researching and understanding environmental, social and governance issues at Harvard Management Company, the university’s endowment arm that oversees more than $30 billion of assets. She also will provide staff support to Harvard University’s Corporation Committee on Shared Responsibility. As the investment officer for global governance with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Pedicini advised institutional investors with collective assets of $1.5 trillion. Read more »