Breaking – Harvard’s Irresponsible Investment in Argentina

Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition

UPDATE (1:15 PM)Bloomberg has covered the release of our report! To read the article, please follow this link.

UPDATE (11:05 AM)Click here to read a press release by the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition and the Oakland Institute.

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A report released this morning by the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition and the Oakland Institute reveals that two Harvard-owned industrial timber plantations in Corrientes, Argentina are degrading the Iberá Wetlands ecosystem and endangering thousands of farmers in the region.

The report’s findings contradict recent statements by Harvard University President Drew Faust, who wrote of Harvard’s “commitment to sustainable investment” in an October 3rd letter regarding the university’s controversial investment practices.

“When I saw how the plantations have invaded the wetlands, I felt sick to my stomach,” said Sam Wohns, the report’s author and a member of RI@Harvard. “As a Harvard student, I shouldn’t be benefiting…

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