Yale to Partially Divest From Fossil Fuels

Yale to Partially Divest From Fossil Fuels l Yale News

By: Finnegan Schick, April 12, 2016

  • Almost two years after Chief Investment Officer David Swensen added climate change awareness to Yale’s investment strategy, the endowment is starting to divest from fossil fuels. Swensen reported that after months of talking with Yale’s external investment managers about the potential risks associated with investments in coal and oil, around $10 million of the endowment has been removed from two publicly-traded fossil fuel producers.