In an effort to make sense of Harvard's investment practices and (apparent) unwillingness to be a leader in responsible investing, I have spent the past weeks looking at the history. This forty-some-odd year span correspondes with my work in corporate governace so it seemed a good and handy timeframe for investigation. Copies have been sent to various contacts at Harvard but I hope you'll read it and comment. Feel free to share it because the issues apply all university and charitable endowments. An Outsider's History of Harvard & Responsible Investment: 1970-2014.
Pioneering shareholder activist and corporate governance adviser, Robert A.G. Monks, has written widely about shareholder rights & responsibility, government capture, corporate impact on society and global corporate issues.