Stanford Dumps Coal

What will be the longer term impact of Stanford University’s decision to divest its endowment’s holdings in companies that produce coal?

Andrew Ang, Bruce Usher  | Spring 2015
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Program for Financial Studies

Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

In May 2014 Stanford University announced that it would no longer directly invest in coal mining companies. This case summarizes the objectives of the Fossil Free movement—both at Stanford and at other universities— that gave rise to this decision, and asks students to consider how this decision might impact the earnings of Stanford’s endowment as well as the broader implications such decisions might have on climate change issues.

Case ID: 150307

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